A racist conspiracy theory found root in Schuylkill County in 1862

Some white residents of Schuylkill County believed former slaves were going replace them in the coal mines during the Civil War.

A 1919 history of the Short Mountain Coal Company – Wiconisco Township

Founded in 1851, the Short Mountain Coal Company grew rapidly during the Civil War in association with the Pennsylvania Railroad.

“147,000 ordered to strike” – The beginning of the 1902 anthracite coal strike

The leader of the United Mine Workers of America addressed the miners of the Coal Region on May 10, 1902.