Influenza swept through the Hensel family of Sheridan, Pennsylvania in October 1918, leaving three dead and lives changed forever.
"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."
What was it like to fall ill during the deadliest epidemic in human history?
"Sorrow and woe stalk almost unceasingly in our midst," wrote the Pottsville Republican in October 1918.
A writer at the Lykens Register opined in September 1900 about rising inequality in the Coal Region.
Dr. Charles H. Miller grew up in Lykenstown, PA in the decade before the Civil War.
Richard Nolen helped build the mining communities of northern Dauphin County. In 1865, he described how much they had changed.
In June 1864, the offices of the Anthracite Journal in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania were ransacked by an angry mob.
Corporal Raymond Holwig died during the fight for the strategically important Pacific Island in July 1944.
A dispatch to the New York Times from August 1874 details life and work in the thriving Dauphin County mining community.