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.
In July 1906, engineers from rival coal mines played for bragging rights in northern Dauphin County.
A Coal and Iron Police agent arrested a Hazleton resident under murky circumstances in September 1872
A vivid account of the execution of six "Molly Maguires" at Pottsville on June 21, 1877
Fire swept through Lykens in December 1900 and destroyed the offices of the town's oldest newspaper
Private Jack S. Robins jumped into Holland on September 17, 1944 with the 101st Airborne Division