A look at the perspectives of the mine workers of far western Schuylkill County as the 1902 coal strike began.
On the eve of the 1902 Coal Strike, the communities of Lykens and Wiconisco were ripped by tension as residents awaited news.
An introduction to a Wynning History series about the 1902 Coal Strike in the anthracite coal fields of Pennsylvania.
In the spring of 1863, a journalist documented the chaotic and changing situation in the Coal Region as the Civil War raged on.
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.