Anthracite mining remains one of the deadliest occupations in American history. Let’s jump back to the early days and look at one example why that was the case. 554 more words
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Today, residents on the Dauphin and Schuylkill county line understand the meaning of geographical isolation. Dozens of miles from the large population centers, residents have long regarded their isolation as problematic when it came to their political power and sought to remedy that, as we have examined in previous posts. 698 more words
In the baseball-obsessed region of Central Pennsylvania in the mid-1900s, exhibition games were all the rage.
Throughout the state, small semi-professional leagues sprouted up throughout the late nineteenth century. 301 more words
Among my many memories from playing on the baseball diamonds of Williams Valley are numerous occasions of rowdy fans or abusive players heckling officials or opposing fans. 613 more words