On the eve of the 1902 Coal Strike, the communities of Lykens and Wiconisco were ripped by tension as residents awaited news.
An introduction to a Wynning History series about the 1902 Coal Strike in the anthracite coal fields of Pennsylvania.
"We are men and all we ask is to be treated as such," wrote the miners in a public letter published during their 1886 strike.
On May 1, 1916, miners in the Coal Region earned the 8 hour workday, successfully ending decades of advocacy and protest.
John Siney led the Workingmen's Benevolent Association in actions against coal operators in the 1860s and 1870s.