When Captain Edwin Severn died in 1872, Mary Severn stepped into the role of Postmaster of Mahanoy City.
A recent comment on our blog pointed out an amazing resource made available by the Pennsylvania State Archives.
An 1873 letter in the Boston Globe exhibits many signs of a Molly Maguire conspiracy theory in the Coal Region.
A newspaper correspondent gives a history of the mining industry in northern Schuylkill County.
In April 1870, a widespread outbreak of violence across Schuylkill County shocked residents