A recent comment on our blog pointed out an amazing resource made available by the Pennsylvania State Archives.
An 1873 letter in the Boston Globe exhibits many signs of a Molly Maguire conspiracy theory in the Coal Region.
A newspaper correspondent gives a history of the mining industry in northern Schuylkill County.
In April 1870, a widespread outbreak of violence across Schuylkill County shocked residents
Watching HBO's Deadwood and reflecting on similarities between the "Wild West" and Pennsylvania's Coal Region
Private James J. Dee experienced the horror of the First World War and wrote home to his family about the experience.