A memoir from the 1930s describes the hard life of a breaker boy in Civil War-era Schuylkill County.
A new tradition was born when Schuylkill County celebrated its first Thanksgiving in November 1845.
Halloween could get pretty rowdy in the City of Pottsville in the 19th century.
A recent comment on our blog pointed out an amazing resource made available by the Pennsylvania State Archives.
The Schuylkill County seat got into the panoramic map craze in 1889, creating a fantastic resource available to modern researchers.
Author Mark Bulik eloquently describes the labor wars that consumed Schuylkill County in the 1870s.
An 1873 letter in the Boston Globe exhibits many signs of a Molly Maguire conspiracy theory in the Coal Region.
Port Carbon's Civil War monument was dedicated on July 4, 1906 to much fanfare.
The Richmond Whig told its readers that Lee had a plan to enter Pennsylvania's Coal Region during his 1863 invasion.
A vivid account of the execution of six "Molly Maguires" at Pottsville on June 21, 1877