A recent visit to a cemetery in Schuylkill County inspired an examination of a dark chapter of local history.
The images reveal pictures of industry growing on the side of Big Lick Mountain in Upper Dauphin County after the Civil War.
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.
Jim Shurskis told the dramatic story of surviving his ship's sinking to students from Williamstown High School.
Williamstown Tunnel began shipping coal from Northern Dauphin County in 1866 and became the most prosperous coal mine in the state.
"Good music always has an appeal to most people," wrote a reporter accompanying a Liberty Loan Drive parade through Central Pennsylvania in the early fall of 1918. And in the coal towns of Dauphin County's Williams Valley, the bands and singers were particularly successful in attracting a crowd. On the evening of October 2, 1918, … Continue reading Parade to raise money for World War I brought deadly influenza to Williams Valley in 1918
Boyle acted as an unofficial historian for the 96th Pennsylvania. He died on October 11, 1912 at the age of 79.
Private Joe Cooper died in combat on January 4, 1945 near the village of Flamierge, Belgium.
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