In 1834 and 1835, a scientist named Constantine Samuel Rafinesque traveled widely through Pennsylvania in order to document the geology and biology of the Keystone State. In the spring of 1835, the Turkish-born polymath traveled north from Harrisburg aboard canal boats alongside the Susquehanna River to Millersburg. In his book, A Life of Travels, Rafinesque details … Continue reading An 1835 visit to the mines at Wiconisco Township
An author’s 1840 visit to Schuylkill County focused on natural beauty, growing coal industry
Elizabeth Ellet documented a trip to the Coal Region in her book, "Rambles about the country."
Coal Region Books – Lieutenant Curtis Pollock’s “Dear Ma” letters from the Civil War
"Dear Ma" reveals the letters of a Civil War soldier from Schuylkill County.