“Quite a surprise” – Tower City mine workers respond to beginning of 1902 strike

A look at the perspectives of the mine workers of far western Schuylkill County as the 1902 coal strike began.

“The Impending Strike” – Lykens on the eve of the 1902 Coal Strike

On the eve of the 1902 Coal Strike, the communities of Lykens and Wiconisco were ripped by tension as residents awaited news.

A Wynning History summer project will explore 1902 coal strike in Williams Valley

An introduction to a Wynning History series about the 1902 Coal Strike in the anthracite coal fields of Pennsylvania.

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.

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.