The development of the rich veins of coal that run beneath Schuylkill County fueled an industrial revolution in the 1850s. And much of the coal that supplied the iron furnaces, steam ships, and kept millions of Americans warm as a home heating fuel traveled to market through America's fourth largest city: Philadelphia. In late 1852, … Continue reading “The great coal depot” – Illustrations of Port Richmond in Philadelphia in 1852
A travel writer vividly described Pottsville and the surrounding region of Schuylkill County in 1852.
On July 25, 1877, more than 1,000 workers marched in Shamokin. They were shot down by a local militia.
Watching HBO's Deadwood and reflecting on similarities between the "Wild West" and Pennsylvania's Coal Region
The notorious Coal Region power broker died by his own hand in a Washington hotel room in 1889