On May 1, 1916, miners in the Coal Region earned the 8 hour workday, successfully ending decades of advocacy and protest.
Writer Susan Dickinson provided the New York Herald with vivid updates of the 1874 Empire Mine Fire.
On March 17, 1899, the citizens of Hazleton poured into the streets to celebrate Irish heritage.
A reporter from the Wilkes-Barre Record interviewed numerous women about suffrage in August 1920.
"The Avondale Mine Disaster" is a miner's ballad originally recorded by folklorist George Korson in 1946.
The Avondale Mine Disaster of September 6, 1869 killed 108 miners and 2 volunteer rescuers.
A Harper's Weekly artist documented work in an anthracite mine in Pennsylvania in 1869.
The Pittston Gazette published three letters detailing the bloody carnage at Fredericksburg in December 1862.
A reporter for the Hazleton Plain Speaker interview bootleggers to get a scoop on the booze situation in 1926.