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.
Robert Mueller's report cited Russians use of mining culture to divide Pennsylvanians during 2016 election
As we've previously documented here at Wynning History, photographer Sheldon Dick came to the Coal Region in 1938 to photograph the people and places that made up the cultural landscape in this struggling industrial area. Dick centered his efforts for the Farm Security Administration project around the Schuylkill County community of Shenandoah. Read our story … Continue reading Incredible photographs document the Maple Hill mine near Shenandoah in 1938
Penn State University hosts a webpage that provides easy access to Annual Report of Mines from 1870 to 1979.
Isaac Kunkel photographed the Williamstown Colliery in 1860s and documented the birth of a new town.
Schuylkill County was the graveyard of dreams in the 19th century. Failure stalked coal operators at their every move.
Writer Susan Dickinson provided the New York Herald with vivid updates of the 1874 Empire Mine Fire.