A newspaper for the US Army's 1st Division interview Sergeant Schwartz about his time Nice, France in 1945.
Letters from War – Irvin Schwartz goes on vacation to the French resort city of Nice, July 1945
While on a post-war vacation on the French Riviera, Sergeant Schwartz describes the sights, the sounds, and the history of Nice, France.
Letters from War – Celebrating Independence Day 1945 in occupied Germany
Sergeant Irvin Schwartz describes the Fourth of July festivities in the ruined city of Nuremberg in July 1945.
“The old story” – A short editorial on opposition to vaccines and its consequences… from Pottsville in 1903
Amid a smallpox epidemic in Schuylkill County, a newspaper editor threw up their hands at those who refused to be vaccinated, despite very real danger.
“Night of Horrors” – Schuylkill County natives who survived the Johnstown Flood in May 1889
These former residents of the Coal Region faced death as a wall of water smashed the city of Johnstown to splinters on the afternoon of May 31, 1889.
The Gazette: Episode 6 – Flags go up, flags come down
This week's "Gazette" has flag raisings, assassinated US Army officers, talk of blockades and neutrality, and a letter from a Pittston soldier at war.
Letters from War – Irvin Schwartz’s response to the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt – 1945
Sergeant Irvin Schwartz shares how he learned the shocking news of President Roosevelt's death in April 1945.
Letters from War – A chippy letter in response to a fellow Pine Grove soldier serving in Italy – 1945
Sergeant Schwartz took offense to a comment from a soldier in Italy about the difference in fighting conditions between the Italian front and inside Nazi Germany.
The Gazette: Episode 1 – The War Begins
Pittston responds to the astonishing news that Southern militia forces fired upon a Federal garrison in April 1861. The Civil War had begun.
Schuylkill County’s Civil War veterans signed resolutions supporting American entrance into World War I – April 1917
The aging veterans who were the first to arrive at the US Capitol in April 1861 pledged their loyalty to the Union once more as America entered World War I.