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.
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