In early October 1918, pandemic influenza descended on Schuylkill County and left thousands dead.
John Siney led one of the first successful unions in America, which briefly united mineworkers in the 1870s.
Schuylkill County was the graveyard of dreams in the 19th century. Failure stalked coal operators at their every move.
John Siney led the Workingmen's Benevolent Association in actions against coal operators in the 1860s and 1870s.
A visit to the Coal Region in the 19th century could be an overwhelming and memorable experience.