An August 1962 news report documents the early efforts to squelch an escalating mine fire at Centralia, Pennsylvania.
An important moment in Coal Region history took place in a Philadelphia coffee house in 1831
In 1831, a land sale took place at a coffee house in Philadelphia that launched coal mining operations in northern Dauphin County.
A reporter’s view of situation in Heckscherville and Schuylkill County in 1863
A New York Times reporter's observations about the Schuylkill County mining village of Heckscherville in 1863.
“Anarchy and violence” – A St. Patrick’s Day riot in Carbondale – 1845
Peaceful St. Patrick's Day celebrations turned violent in Carbondale in March 1845.
“147,000 ordered to strike” – The beginning of the 1902 anthracite coal strike
The leader of the United Mine Workers of America addressed the miners of the Coal Region on May 10, 1902.
Mueller Report highlights Russian misuse of Pennsylvania’s mining legacy to divide in 2016
Robert Mueller's report cited Russians use of mining culture to divide Pennsylvanians during 2016 election
An author’s 1840 visit to Schuylkill County focused on natural beauty, growing coal industry
Elizabeth Ellet documented a trip to the Coal Region in her book, "Rambles about the country."
“Slated to go” – The end of the mine mule in the Coal Region
As anthracite mines became increasingly electrified, mine mules began to disappear from the Coal Region.
Anthracite coal and the Civil War fueled the birth of Williamstown in the 1860s
A report from the Summit Branch Railroad Company in 1865 details the growth of a new community at the northern tip of Dauphin County.