An 1873 letter in the Boston Globe exhibits many signs of a Molly Maguire conspiracy theory in the Coal Region.
In April 1870, a widespread outbreak of violence across Schuylkill County shocked residents
Private Jack S. Robins jumped into Holland on September 17, 1944 with the 101st Airborne Division
Editor Benjamin Bannan vehemently supported the end of slavery in the summer of 1862.
Private James J. Dee experienced the horror of the First World War and wrote home to his family about the experience.
Lieutenant William D. Williams was mortally wounded at Cold Harbor on June 3, 1864.
Private Anthony Wade died in an accidental shooting near Cold Harbor, Virginia in June 1864.
Private Edward Ditty trained for war with the 23rd Engineers and sought success as a boxer in the ranks.
Victor Neiman penned a letter home to Lykens, PA from his training camp near San Antonio on December 26, 1917.
In a series of letters published by the Lykens Standard, we see the lives and perspectives of World War 1 soldiers from Central Pennsylvania.