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.
Wynning History is seeking your family's story about the impact of the 1918 influenza pandemic.
In early October 1918, pandemic influenza descended on Schuylkill County and left thousands dead.
The writers at the "Pottsville Republican" struggled to find words for the horrific death toll of Spanish flu in October 1918.
A scene from the film mirrors the experience of a Coal Region doctor who served with the British in WWI.