In early October 1918, pandemic influenza descended on Schuylkill County and left thousands dead.
An 1873 letter in the Boston Globe exhibits many signs of a Molly Maguire conspiracy theory in the Coal Region.
A newspaper correspondent gives a history of the mining industry in northern Schuylkill County.
In April 1870, a widespread outbreak of violence across Schuylkill County shocked residents
On this 75th anniversary of D-Day, we are remembering how the Pennsylvania home front marked the historic moment.
Watching HBO's Deadwood and reflecting on similarities between the "Wild West" and Pennsylvania's Coal Region
As we've previously documented here at Wynning History, photographer Sheldon Dick came to the Coal Region in 1938 to photograph the people and places that made up the cultural landscape in this struggling industrial area. Dick centered his efforts for the Farm Security Administration project around the Schuylkill County community of Shenandoah. Read our story … Continue reading Incredible photographs document the Maple Hill mine near Shenandoah in 1938
A Philly Inquirer reporter discovers the passion for Polish food in the heart of the Coal Region.
Photographer Sheldon Dick stepped into a Shenandoah barroom in 1938 and captured memorable images of life in the Coal Region.
Private James J. Dee experienced the horror of the First World War and wrote home to his family about the experience.