On August 8, 1863, Brigadier General William Whipple was nearly gunned down on the outskirts of Pottsville, Pennsylvania.
A New York Times reporter's observations about the Schuylkill County mining village of Heckscherville in 1863.
On January 28, 1970, The Molly Maguires appeared on the big screen for the first time. Here's Wynning History's takeaway.
Author Mark Bulik eloquently describes the labor wars that consumed Schuylkill County in the 1870s.
An 1873 letter in the Boston Globe exhibits many signs of a Molly Maguire conspiracy theory in the Coal Region.
A vivid account of the execution of six "Molly Maguires" at Pottsville on June 21, 1877
In April 1870, a widespread outbreak of violence across Schuylkill County shocked residents
Watching HBO's Deadwood and reflecting on similarities between the "Wild West" and Pennsylvania's Coal Region
We sat down with public historian John Heckman to discuss the 1862 miners' revolt in Schuylkill County.
In October 1862, Irish miners in Pennsylvania staged an armed revolt against the government. Their actions foreshadowed even bloodier events.