The 1918 influenza pandemic tore apart this small Pennsylvania family

Influenza swept through the Hensel family of Sheridan, Pennsylvania in October 1918, leaving three dead and lives changed forever.


“Children of the mine” – The Coal Region’s breaker boys at work

"Children of the mine are they, born in the shadow of the culm heaps with the roar of the breakers ever in their ears, with mines beneath their feet."

“Summer Resort” – A New York Times correspondent’s 1874 visit to Wiconisco Township

A dispatch to the New York Times from August 1874 details life and work in the thriving Dauphin County mining community.