The Gazette: Prologue – The Looming Crisis

The first full episode of "The Gazette" examines the coming of the Civil War and the founding of Pittston's newspaper in the 1850s.

Introducing “The Gazette” – A podcast about a Coal Region town during the Civil War

A podcast that explores the Civil War experiences of Pittston, Pennsylvania and its weekly newspaper.

Charles Miner’s description of the mining industry in Pennsylvania’s Wyoming Valley – 1830 (Part One)

Early industrialist and political power broker Charles Miner describes the opportunity for the future of the mining industry in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

A colorized postcard of Millersburg, Pennsylvania

This newly acquired postcard shows Millersburg, Pennsylvania and the wide Susquehanna River as it winds through the mountains.

An 1835 visit to the mines at Wiconisco Township

In 1834 and 1835, a scientist named Constantine Samuel Rafinesque traveled widely through Pennsylvania in order to document the geology and biology of the Keystone State. In the spring of 1835, the Turkish-born polymath traveled north from Harrisburg aboard canal boats alongside the Susquehanna River to Millersburg. In his book, A Life of Travels, Rafinesque details … Continue reading An 1835 visit to the mines at Wiconisco Township