An 84-year-old sat down with a Pottsville Republican reporter in October 1914 for a discussion about what it was like to live and work in Schuylkill County in the mid-19th century. Robert Weir came to the Coal Region from Scotland in 1852 and found work in the coal mines in the vicinity of Branchdale, Forestville, and Heckscherville. … Continue reading “My brains and my wits” – A Scottish immigrant recalls his arrival in Schuylkill County in 1852
A caustic letter by a Schuylkill County native in Seattle complained of mask requirement in the city. But their letter missed the mark.
As influenza killed hundreds in Schuylkill County in 1918, volunteers stepped up to save lives.
In early October 1918, pandemic influenza descended on Schuylkill County and left thousands dead.
Author Mark Bulik eloquently describes the labor wars that consumed Schuylkill County in the 1870s.