Susan Evelyn Dickinson became a powerful writer and commentator on social issues and events in the Coal Region in the 19th century.
Private James J. Dee experienced the horror of the First World War and wrote home to his family about the experience.
Pennsylvania anthracite became the exclusive fuel source for the U.S. Navy during the Civil War.
A reporter from the Wilkes-Barre Record interviewed numerous women about suffrage in August 1920.
Lieutenant William D. Williams was mortally wounded at Cold Harbor on June 3, 1864.
In a story published in 1872, a newspaper reporter documented extensive mining operations above Tower City, PA.
As anthracite mines became increasingly electrified, mine mules began to disappear from the Coal Region.
A newspaper clipping from 1872 takes us into a long-demolished building at the heart of Williamstown, PA.
Richard Nolen helped build the mining communities of northern Dauphin County. In 1865, he described how much they had changed.
A dispatch to the New York Times from August 1874 details life and work in the thriving Dauphin County mining community.