In June 1940, an American Red Cross chapter in Luzerne County used a powerful photograph of refugees to encourage donations for war relief.
We explore the story of Pittston's volunteer aid association, refugees from southern states, and an epic rant written by a Wyoming Valley minister.
In Episode 3 of "The Gazette," explore letters from new recruits in the US Army, flag-waving in Pittston, and the state of war in May 1861.
Pittston's young men mobilized for action one week after the attack on Fort Sumter in April 1861.
The first full episode of "The Gazette" examines the coming of the Civil War and the founding of Pittston's newspaper in the 1850s.
A podcast that explores the Civil War experiences of Pittston, Pennsylvania and its weekly newspaper.
In November 1938, the Pittston Gazette published an editorial calling for a reconsideration of America's strict immigration policies.
"ABOLISH SLAVERY" - A remarkable letter from an Irish-American soldier in the Civil War and his evolving anti-slavery beliefs.
In 1897, a former breaker boy penned a poem in remembrance of the child laborers of the Coal Region.
Patriotism took over Pennsylvania's Coal Region in the wake of the bombardment of Fort Sumter in April 1861.