Author Stephen Crane made a visit to a coal mine near Scranton in 1894 for an article in McClure's Magazine.
A gripping, harrowing story documents the lives and struggles of Coal Region children shortly after the Great Coal Strike of 1902.
This dispatch from the 1902 Coal Strike eloquently describes the battle lines as the strike entered its pivotal fifth month.
As the 1918 pandemic reached its peak in Scranton, PA, the city's newsboys had a fascination with face masks.
Private Jack Robins jumped into Normandy with the 101st Airborne Division on D-Day.
A profile of Scranton in 1861 describes a rapidly industrializing community on the eve of the Civil War.
Peaceful St. Patrick's Day celebrations turned violent in Carbondale in March 1845.
Frederick Douglass used his speech in Scranton to criticize Andrew Johnson, a racist president he viewed as a despot.
A recent comment on our blog pointed out an amazing resource made available by the Pennsylvania State Archives.
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.