These 1938 photographs by Sheldon Dick show a landscape destroyed by mining and the efforts of local residents to survive the Great Depression.
This photograph of Mount Carmel, PA in reveals the physical and economic gloom that hung over the anthracite coal fields during the 1930s.
The full force of the law was used in Mount Carmel to enforce social distancing during 1918 influenza pandemic.
On this anniversary of D-Day, we are remembering how the Pennsylvania home front marked the historic moment.
"Anthracite rallies" encouraged miners to produce more coal to help the American war effort in 1942.