In the summer of 1940, a new minister at Pottsville's Bethel AME Church sought to reach out to the Coal Region's white community for economic cooperation.
"Pottsville celebrated the advent of the new wet era with one of the driest evenings in its history."
Budd served during the Civil War and later became a prominent citizen in Dauphin County's largest mining community.
The writers at the "Pottsville Republican" struggled to find words for the horrific death toll of Spanish flu in October 1918.
And a plea to consider what the Confederate battle flag meant to the local soldiers who fought and died in the Civil War.
A scene from the film mirrors the experience of a Coal Region doctor who served with the British in WWI.
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.