A gripping, harrowing story documents the lives and struggles of Coal Region children shortly after the Great Coal Strike of 1902.
Charles Miner’s description of the mining industry in Pennsylvania’s Wyoming Valley – 1830 (Part One)
Early industrialist and political power broker Charles Miner describes the opportunity for the future of the mining industry in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Sketches of the Coal Region from 1877
These remarkable sketches show life in the Coal Region during the middle part of the 19th century, a crucial time in the area's history.
“Among the Coal Mines” – A trip into the Coal Region in 1877
In the tumultuous year of 1877, a magazine correspondent visited Mauch Chunk to document life in the Coal Region.
An 1850s birds-eye view of Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania
James Fuller Queen sketched a scene of the Carbon County mining and shipping hub on the Lehigh River before the Civil War.
A New York Times reporter documents the turbulent situation in the Coal Region – 1863
In the spring of 1863, a journalist documented the chaotic and changing situation in the Coal Region as the Civil War raged on.
McAdoo race car driver killed in crash at New Jersey track – 1929
22-year-old John Rohrer was mortally injured in a violent wreck at the Woodbridge Speedway in October 1929.
Trove of panoramic maps of Pennsylvania online via the State Archives
A recent comment on our blog pointed out an amazing resource made available by the Pennsylvania State Archives.
“Miners at work” – Harper’s Weekly illustrations of the Coal Region from 1869
A Harper's Weekly artist documented work in an anthracite mine in Pennsylvania in 1869.
“Slated to go” – The end of the mine mule in the Coal Region
As anthracite mines became increasingly electrified, mine mules began to disappear from the Coal Region.