We explore the story of Pittston's volunteer aid association, refugees from southern states, and an epic rant written by a Wyoming Valley minister.
Interviews with women during the 1900 Coal Strike reveal details of hardship and struggle in the patch towns near Hazleton
A women reporter documents the lives and struggles of working class women on the outskirts of Hazleton in 1900.
Mary Severn – The postmistress of Mahanoy City
When Captain Edwin Severn died in 1872, Mary Severn stepped into the role of Postmaster of Mahanoy City.
“Votes for Women” – Coal Region newspaper published a “Women’s Suffrage Edition” in March 1914
On March 18, 1914, the editors of the Wilkes-Barre Times-Leader turned over their newspaper to suffragists.
“Her style is incomparable” – Susan Evelyn Dickinson in the Coal Region
Susan Evelyn Dickinson became a powerful writer and commentator on social issues and events in the Coal Region in the 19th century.
An author’s 1840 visit to Schuylkill County focused on natural beauty, growing coal industry
Elizabeth Ellet documented a trip to the Coal Region in her book, "Rambles about the country."
“Women will vote strong” – Wilkes-Barre women excited to vote in 1920 presidential election
A reporter from the Wilkes-Barre Record interviewed numerous women about suffrage in August 1920.
“Surely I intend to vote” – Pottsville women respond to adoption of the suffrage amendment in 1920
The women of the Schuylkill County seat exhibited some doubts about the newly ratified 19th Amendment in August 1920.
“All honor to the ladies” – The women of Williams Valley cast their first vote
On November 2, 1920, the women of Williams Valley cast their first ballots under the 19th Amendment.
“Incidents of a by-gone age” – A description of life in the Coal Region before the Civil War
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.