Parades, speeches, and way too much alcohol characterize how Schuylkill County marked the one year anniversary of the Civil War's end.
A detailed description of how Schuylkill County celebrated Thanksgiving as the Civil War reached its climax.
Rev. John Hensyl spoke to a packed crowd in Shenandoah's Presbyterian Church about poverty on Thanksgiving Day 1902.
Mining engineer Max Fredericks gave a prediction of a bright future for the anthracite industry the day before the stock market collapsed.
In September 1906, the leader of the Socialist Party of America gave a speech before a large audience in Schuylkill County.
Frederick Douglass used his speech in Scranton to criticize Andrew Johnson, a racist president he viewed as a despot.
Frederick Douglass gave two speeches in Pottsville, Pennsylvania in October 1867.
Port Carbon's Civil War monument was dedicated on July 4, 1906 to much fanfare.
On July 4, 1876, George Chambers addressed a crowd and explored the history of Pottsville and its surrounding communities.
"I pronounce this rebellion wicked," thundered John Chandler Gregg in a speech given in Wiconisco, Pennsylvania.