In September 1906, the leader of the Socialist Party of America gave a speech before a large audience in Schuylkill County.
Frederick Douglass gave two speeches in Pottsville, Pennsylvania in October 1867.
In the summer of 1940, a new minister at Pottsville's Bethel AME Church sought to reach out to the Coal Region's white community for economic cooperation.
"Pottsville celebrated the advent of the new wet era with one of the driest evenings in its history."
And a plea to consider what the Confederate battle flag meant to the local soldiers who fought and died in the Civil War.
Halloween could get pretty rowdy in the City of Pottsville in the 19th century.
In September 1862, Irish immigrants living near Scranton rose up to resist efforts to enroll local men for the draft and service in the Civil War.
On July 25, 1877, more than 1,000 workers marched in Shamokin. They were shot down by a local militia.
An 1873 letter in the Boston Globe exhibits many signs of a Molly Maguire conspiracy theory in the Coal Region.
The Richmond Whig told its readers that Lee had a plan to enter Pennsylvania's Coal Region during his 1863 invasion.