A writer's visit to the Coal Region and his fascinating, but scathing opinions about what he found - Summer of 1873
“In the Depths of a Coal Mine” – Stephen Crane’s 1894 visit to Pennsylvania’s Coal Region
Author Stephen Crane made a visit to a coal mine near Scranton in 1894 for an article in McClure's Magazine.
“Life in the Coal Villages” – 1888
This story by H.L. Nelson shares the dismal realities of life in the mining patch towns Northeastern Pennsylvania in the 1880s.
The Final Letter from War – The voyage home from war aboard the USS Mount Vernon, October 1945
In a lengthy final letter from war, Sergeant Schwartz describes his departure from war-torn Europe bound for his home in America.
Letters from War – Return to the United States delayed by a broken ship propeller, September 1945
A broken down ship becomes all that's standing between Irvin Schwartz and his first visit to the United States since 1943.
Letters from War – Camp San Antonio near Reims, France, September 1945
Sergeant Schwartz writes home to inform his family and friends that he had reentered France on his way home to Pennsylvania.
Letters from War – Beginning the journey home through Germany, September 1945
Sergeant Schwartz begins his slow journey home from war-torn Germany to his hometown in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.
Letters from War – Preparing to leave for home and a last look at war-ravaged Nuremberg, September 1945
Irvin Schwartz prepares to leave the 26th Infantry Regiment and return to the United States. He reports on recovery of Nuremberg.
Letters from War – Irvin Schwartz prepares to leave Europe from the United States, August 1945
Sergeant Schwartz announces to his friends and family that he will be leaving Europe soon and heading for home in Schuylkill County, PA.
Letters from War – Learning of Japan’s surrender at the “GI Olympics” in Nuremberg – August 1945
Sergeant Schwartz learned of the Japanese surrender in August 1945 while at a US Army sporting event in Nuremberg, Germany.