These incredible photographs show the tent field hospital set up in Lykens during the darkest month in American history.
Caralunas became one of the first soldiers from Schuylkill County to be killed-in-action during World War I.
The aging veterans who were the first to arrive at the US Capitol in April 1861 pledged their loyalty to the Union once more as America entered World War I.
In a February 1945 letter to Harper Updegrave, Irvin Schwartz stated his intention to join the American Legion once he returned home from war.
A filmmaker recorded silent moving images of a strip mine in operation in Schuylkill County in December 1917.
In October 1914, war raged on the European continent. In what was then called the "Great War," industrial-scale war was waged on a massive scale for the first time. Americans were paying attention. A commentator for the Pottsville Republican noted a curious thing about the suddenly mechanized armies smashing each other to pulp on the battlefields … Continue reading “The Mine Mule Affected by the European War” – 1914
As the 1918 pandemic reached its peak in Scranton, PA, the city's newsboys had a fascination with face masks.
A caustic letter by a Schuylkill County native in Seattle complained of mask requirement in the city. But their letter missed the mark.
Medical care administered at the emergency hospital in Lykens during the 1918 influenza pandemic was free of charge.
The full force of the law was used in Mount Carmel to enforce social distancing during 1918 influenza pandemic.