Sheldon Dick photographed damaged homes in Gilberton, Schuylkill County in 1938.
In November 1938, the Pittston Gazette published an editorial calling for a reconsideration of America's strict immigration policies.
The Lykens Standard voiced support for President Herbert Hoover and called the campaign against him illegitimate.
Photographer Sheldon Dick made a visit to the Coal Region in 1938 to document scenes of life and work in the mining towns of northern Schuylkill County. On an evening during his visit, Dick made a swing by a bar room in Gilberton, Pennsylvania and snapped three photographs that bring the setting to life. The … Continue reading Scenes in a Coal Region bar room – 1938
At midnight on April 7, 1933, whistles blew to celebrate the return of legalized beer in the heart of the Coal Region.
Mining engineer Max Fredericks gave a prediction of a bright future for the anthracite industry the day before the stock market collapsed.
Charles H. King, Jr. eloquently described his childhood in Pottsville in his book, "Fire in my Bones."
In the summer of 1940, a new minister at Pottsville's Bethel AME Church sought to reach out to the Coal Region's white community for economic cooperation.
"Pottsville celebrated the advent of the new wet era with one of the driest evenings in its history."
In May 1929, some of the anthracite industry believed mining was about to make a comeback. They were wrong.