Samuel F. Colt served as the minister at Pottsville's Second Presbyterian Church when he wrote his letter on behalf of Senator Simon Cameron.
A detailed description of how Schuylkill County celebrated Thanksgiving as the Civil War reached its climax.
In November 1938, the Pittston Gazette published an editorial calling for a reconsideration of America's strict immigration policies.
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The Lykens Standard voiced support for President Herbert Hoover and called the campaign against him illegitimate.
In the late summer and autumn of 1860, the looming election sparked heated political rhetoric, marches in support of political causes, and whispered talk of a coming civil war. These feelings manifest themselves in a violent skirmish between Republicans and Democrats on the streets of a Wayne County community on September 28, 1860. The fight in Hawley, which started … Continue reading Stone-throwing and gunfire: A riot at a political meeting in Northeastern Pennsylvania in 1860
In 1837, residents of three Pennsylvania counties filed petitions seeking to form their own county called "Lykens." Their efforts were unsuccessful.
In September 1906, the leader of the Socialist Party of America gave a speech before a large audience in Schuylkill County.
How did one small Coal Region community - Pine Grove - react to the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962?
Editor Benjamin Bannan vehemently supported the end of slavery in the summer of 1862.