In the tumultuous year of 1877, a magazine correspondent visited Mauch Chunk to document life in the Coal Region.
A travel writer vividly described Pottsville and the surrounding region of Schuylkill County in 1852.
A travel writer made a detailed entry about Tamaqua, Pennsylvania in the summer of 1862.
An artist's rendition shows the Pennsylvania state capital as it looked in the late-19th century.
"None can tell what a busy scene will be presented near these mines."
A journalist in Central Pennsylvania reports on his ride aboard the Lykens Valley Railroad in the fall of 1833.
The 96th Pennsylvania left Pottsville for the Union capital in November 1861 amid the cheers of their fellow citizens.