Doris Kearns Goodwin's book "Leadership in Turbulent Times" looks at Theodore Roosevelt and the 1902 coal strike.
John Siney led the Workingmen's Benevolent Association in actions against coal operators in the 1860s and 1870s.
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.
As anthracite mines became increasingly electrified, mine mules began to disappear from the Coal Region.
A sweet desert helped save America's oldest brewery from disappearing during Prohibition.
Coal Region photographer A.M. Allen captured images of a colliery near Mahanoy City in the years after the Civil War.
A digital archive allows researchers to view hundreds of photographs taken in the Coal Region in the 19th century.
Film from the early 20th century shows collieries above Tower City, Pennsylvania in full operation.