Mining engineer Max Fredericks gave a prediction of a bright future for the anthracite industry the day before the stock market collapsed.
Some white residents of Schuylkill County believed former slaves were going replace them in the coal mines during the Civil War.
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.
Budd served during the Civil War and later became a prominent citizen in Dauphin County's largest mining community.
In May 1929, some of the anthracite industry believed mining was about to make a comeback. They were wrong.
A memoir from the 1930s describes the hard life of a breaker boy in Civil War-era Schuylkill County.
In September 1862, Irish immigrants living near Scranton rose up to resist efforts to enroll local men for the draft and service in the Civil War.
A newspaper correspondent gives a history of the mining industry in northern Schuylkill County.
The leader of the United Mine Workers of America addressed the miners of the Coal Region on May 10, 1902.