In 1906, Admiral Robley D. Evans declared anthracite coal a vital strategic resource and used the Civil War as an example.
Elizabeth Ellet documented a trip to the Coal Region in her book, "Rambles about the country."
Pennsylvania anthracite became the exclusive fuel source for the U.S. Navy during the Civil War.
"The Avondale Mine Disaster" is a miner's ballad originally recorded by folklorist George Korson in 1946.
The Avondale Mine Disaster of September 6, 1869 killed 108 miners and 2 volunteer rescuers.
In a story published in 1872, a newspaper reporter documented extensive mining operations above Tower City, PA.
A digital archive allows researchers to view hundreds of photographs taken in the Coal Region in the 19th century.
Film from the early 20th century shows collieries above Tower City, Pennsylvania in full operation.
A brief look at the history of Ashland's Pioneer Colliery in the 19th century.
Reactions to a December 2018 story about a new coal mine in Schuylkill County.