A recent visit to a cemetery in Schuylkill County inspired an examination of a dark chapter of local history.
Clarence Holland was 16 when he first experienced battle during the bombardment of San Juan in May 1898.
Frank Israel left his home in Pennsylvania and didn't look back for 15 years. While he was away, he traveled the world.
Catherine Romberger Myers was born in Porter Township in 1840. She spoke to a reporter in 1931 about growing up in pre-industrial Williams Valley.
In 1906, a small valley in Pennsylvania's Coal Region caught a case of baseball fever. The towns were never the same again.
A newspaper correspondent details life in Lykens and Wiconisco in the months after the end of the Great War.
Coal miners across Pennsylvania went on strike in 1902. They couldn't have succeeded without the ladies.
Women from the Coal Region volunteered to provide assistance to troops during the First World War.
On February 7, 1862, a roof collapsed inside the Short Mountain Colliery killing a respected miner and wounding several others.
"Good music always has an appeal to most people," wrote a reporter accompanying a Liberty Loan Drive parade through Central Pennsylvania in the early fall of 1918. And in the coal towns of Dauphin County's Williams Valley, the bands and singers were particularly successful in attracting a crowd. On the evening of October 2, 1918, … Continue reading Parade to raise money for World War I brought deadly influenza to Williams Valley in 1918