In December 1873, a 4,000 foot tunnel was completed through Big Lick Mountain in Dauphin County. Williamstown Tunnel opened up Bear Valley for profitable coal mining.
A writer's visit to the Coal Region and his fascinating, but scathing opinions about what he found - Summer of 1873
Author Stephen Crane made a visit to a coal mine near Scranton in 1894 for an article in McClure's Magazine.
A gripping, harrowing story documents the lives and struggles of Coal Region children shortly after the Great Coal Strike of 1902.
A women reporter documents the lives and struggles of working class women on the outskirts of Hazleton in 1900.
On March 1, 1977, water poured into the Porter Tunnel mine in western Schuylkill County. Emergency crews raced to the scene.
Early industrialist and political power broker Charles Miner describes the opportunity for the future of the mining industry in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
In Tracy Campbell's 2020 book, the author uses the examples from the anthracite coal fields to show how our national myths about World War II often miss the mark.
This image from Schuylkill County is among the new additions to the Wynning History image collection.
Sheldon Dick photographed damaged homes in Gilberton, Schuylkill County in 1938.