In a story published in 1872, a newspaper reporter documented extensive mining operations above Tower City, PA.
Check out this compiled online list of Schuylkill County mining operations
A Harper's Weekly artist documented work in an anthracite mine in Pennsylvania in 1869.
Coal Region photographer A.M. Allen captured images of a colliery near Mahanoy City in the years after the Civil War.
Captain Alexander Frazer became a hero during the Civil War. And after the war he shined as a mining expert in the Coal Region.
A recent visit to the site of Kalmia Colliery in Schuylkill County reveals life in an abandoned patch town.
Reactions to a December 2018 story about a new coal mine in Schuylkill County.
A visit to the Coal Region in the 19th century could be an overwhelming and memorable experience.
"Children of the mine are they, born in the shadow of the culm heaps with the roar of the breakers ever in their ears, with mines beneath their feet."
A dispatch to the New York Times from August 1874 details life and work in the thriving Dauphin County mining community.