Amid a smallpox epidemic in Schuylkill County, a newspaper editor threw up their hands at those who refused to be vaccinated, despite very real danger.
These former residents of the Coal Region faced death as a wall of water smashed the city of Johnstown to splinters on the afternoon of May 31, 1889.
These photographs show Coal Region communities in the first decade of the 20th century.
The aging veterans who were the first to arrive at the US Capitol in April 1861 pledged their loyalty to the Union once more as America entered World War I.
Parades, speeches, and way too much alcohol characterize how Schuylkill County marked the one year anniversary of the Civil War's end.
When Captain Edwin Severn died in 1872, Mary Severn stepped into the role of Postmaster of Mahanoy City.
In 1842, a group of Irish immigrants in Schuylkill County came together to oppose their countrymen's call for racial equality and an end to slavery in the US.
In the final part of this 1927 interview, Charles Kershner reviews his life, his marriage, and his health as an active 79-year-old Civil War veteran.
In part two of this interview from 1927, Charles Kershner reveals his experiences on the western frontier with the 5th United States Cavalry.
On March 1, 1977, water poured into the Porter Tunnel mine in western Schuylkill County. Emergency crews raced to the scene.