When the Klan came to Williams Valley – 1924

A recent visit to a cemetery in Schuylkill County inspired an examination of a dark chapter of local history.


A Civil War officer’s grisly amputation at Spotsylvania Court House on May 10, 1864

Captain Edwin L. Severn lost his right arm at the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House on May 10, 1864.

“Baseball fever” – Williams Valley’s 1906 season featured pro players, violent fans

In 1906, a small valley in Pennsylvania's Coal Region caught a case of baseball fever. The towns were never the same again.