In May 1847, the first telegraphic message passed between Pottsville and Philadelphia, ushering in a new era in the Coal Region.
The blog's focus on the 1918 influenza pandemic has been featured in the Pottsville Republican-Herald.
Claude Merchant's April 1865 poem summed up the feelings in Pottsville, Pennsylvania after the Confederate capital fell to US forces.
Mining engineer Max Fredericks gave a prediction of a bright future for the anthracite industry the day before the stock market collapsed.
An editorial from 1918 celebrated the efforts of nurses in the influenza pandemic. The words still ring true in our own pandemic.
Peaceful St. Patrick's Day celebrations turned violent in Carbondale in March 1845.
A Brooklyn Daily Eagle reporter made a stop in the Schuylkill County seat in the summer of 1866.
Some white residents of Schuylkill County believed former slaves were going replace them in the coal mines during the Civil War.
On March 18, 1914, the editors of the Wilkes-Barre Times-Leader turned over their newspaper to suffragists.
The teachers from the Pottsville Freedmen's Relief Association penned a letter home to Pennsylvania in March 1867.