In a story published in 1872, a newspaper reporter documented extensive mining operations above Tower City, PA.
Film from the early 20th century shows collieries above Tower City, Pennsylvania in full operation.
Influenza swept through the Hensel family of Sheridan, Pennsylvania in October 1918, leaving three dead and lives changed forever.
In the early morning hours of November 11, 1918, the mining towns of Williams Valley erupted with joy.
Dr. Daniel E. Berney was severely wounded while evacuating wounded soldiers during the First World War.
On November 2, 1920, the women of Williams Valley cast their first ballots under the 19th Amendment.
A recent visit to a cemetery in Schuylkill County inspired an examination of a dark chapter of local history.
Catherine Romberger Myers was born in Porter Township in 1840. She spoke to a reporter in 1931 about growing up in pre-industrial Williams Valley.
In 1906, a small valley in Pennsylvania's Coal Region caught a case of baseball fever. The towns were never the same again.
Coal miners across Pennsylvania went on strike in 1902. They couldn't have succeeded without the ladies.