The Shenandoah Evening Herald ran a moving editorial on Christmas Eve 1945 about the meaning of the holiday after World War II.
The Gazette: Prologue – The Looming Crisis
The first full episode of "The Gazette" examines the coming of the Civil War and the founding of Pittston's newspaper in the 1850s.
Introducing “The Gazette” – A podcast about a Coal Region town during the Civil War
A podcast that explores the Civil War experiences of Pittston, Pennsylvania and its weekly newspaper.
Mary Severn – The postmistress of Mahanoy City
When Captain Edwin Severn died in 1872, Mary Severn stepped into the role of Postmaster of Mahanoy City.
A Pottsville minister’s letter to President-elect Abraham Lincoln – January 1861
Samuel F. Colt served as the minister at Pottsville's Second Presbyterian Church when he wrote his letter on behalf of Senator Simon Cameron.
Thanksgiving Day in Schuylkill County – 1864
A detailed description of how Schuylkill County celebrated Thanksgiving as the Civil War reached its climax.
A 1938 editorial from the Coal Region urged loosening of immigration restrictions for refugees
In November 1938, the Pittston Gazette published an editorial calling for a reconsideration of America's strict immigration policies.
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“Only Hoover is Big Enough” – A Lykens newspaper’s editorial on the eve of the 1932 election
The Lykens Standard voiced support for President Herbert Hoover and called the campaign against him illegitimate.
Stone-throwing and gunfire: A riot at a political meeting in Northeastern Pennsylvania in 1860
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