“The mask epidemic” – A native of Schuylkill County in Seattle during the 1918 influenza pandemic

A caustic letter by a Schuylkill County native in Seattle complained of mask requirement in the city. But their letter missed the mark.

A New York Times reporter documents the turbulent situation in the Coal Region – 1863

In the spring of 1863, a journalist documented the chaotic and changing situation in the Coal Region as the Civil War raged on.

A racist conspiracy theory found root in Schuylkill County in 1862

Some white residents of Schuylkill County believed former slaves were going replace them in the coal mines during the Civil War.