This is a piece continued from last week. You can read Part 1 of our brief series on the remembrances of Robert Weir from 1914 HERE. After describing his arrival in the Coal Region in 1852, Robert Weir turned to discussing his work in Schuylkill County as a hoisting engineer in various collieries in the … Continue reading A Scottish immigrant’s remarkable working history in 1850s Schuylkill County (Part 2)
This map from the Library of Congress collections includes fantastic illustrations of the Coal Region during the Civil War.
A recent comment on our blog pointed out an amazing resource made available by the Pennsylvania State Archives.
The Schuylkill County seat got into the panoramic map craze in 1889, creating a fantastic resource available to modern researchers.