Fannie A. Couch wrote to Schuylkill County from Tennessee to provide updates about the Freedmen's School she was managing.
Founded in 1851, the Short Mountain Coal Company grew rapidly during the Civil War in association with the Pennsylvania Railroad.
This map from the Library of Congress collections includes fantastic illustrations of the Coal Region during the Civil War.
Frederick Douglass gave two speeches in Pottsville, Pennsylvania in October 1867.
Fannie Couch and Hannah Streeper prepared to leave Schuylkill County to teach black students in Tennessee in 1867.
In December 1866, a committee was formed in Pottsville that sought to fund and carry out education for former slaves in the war-torn South.
Budd served during the Civil War and later became a prominent citizen in Dauphin County's largest mining community.
And a plea to consider what the Confederate battle flag meant to the local soldiers who fought and died in the Civil War.
In May 1927, Henry Keiser described the Coal Region towns where he grew up as they looked in the 1850s.
On December 18, 1869, six people were killed when a mine cave-in swallowed their homes in Luzerne County.