“Assaults upon the senses” – The sights and sounds of the Coal Region in the 19th century

A visit to the Coal Region in the 19th century could be an overwhelming and memorable experience.

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“And where’s Williams Valley?” – An 1877 travel guide pointed visitors to western Schuylkill County

A writer and his friends rode the Reading Railroad to write a travel guide. They reached the end of the line in Williams Valley.