A writer's visit to the Coal Region and his fascinating, but scathing opinions about what he found - Summer of 1873
Irvin Schwartz’s first sports column after returning from World War II – November 1945
Irvin Schwartz returns to his pre-war beat as the sports reporter for Pine Grove High School after serving in World War II.
“The old story” – A short editorial on opposition to vaccines and its consequences… from Pottsville in 1903
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.
“Night of Horrors” – Schuylkill County natives who survived the Johnstown Flood in May 1889
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.
Two new additions to the Wynning History image archive show scenes in Pottsville and Wiconisco
These photographs show Coal Region communities in the first decade of the 20th century.
Schuylkill County’s Civil War veterans signed resolutions supporting American entrance into World War I – April 1917
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.
How Pottsville commemorated the first anniversary of the Confederate army’s surrender – 1866
Parades, speeches, and way too much alcohol characterize how Schuylkill County marked the one year anniversary of the Civil War's end.
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.
In 1842, Irish immigrants in Schuylkill County began an international war of words over slavery in America
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.
“For my age I’m doing well” – Charles Kershner remembers his life in Schuylkill County
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.