James Fuller Queen sketched Shamokin at a key moment in the history of the Northumberland County community.
In 1837, residents of three Pennsylvania counties filed petitions seeking to form their own county called "Lykens." Their efforts were unsuccessful.
Mining engineer Max Fredericks gave a prediction of a bright future for the anthracite industry the day before the stock market collapsed.
The full force of the law was used in Mount Carmel to enforce social distancing during 1918 influenza pandemic.
As influenza killed hundreds in Schuylkill County in 1918, volunteers stepped up to save lives.
In 1879, John H. Gable of Shamokin, PA patented this oil-wick miner's cap lamp.
A recent comment on our blog pointed out an amazing resource made available by the Pennsylvania State Archives.
On July 25, 1877, more than 1,000 workers marched in Shamokin. They were shot down by a local militia.
On this 75th anniversary of D-Day, we are remembering how the Pennsylvania home front marked the historic moment.