One of my favorite things about Pennsylvania history is learning about all of the ethnic groups that came to the area and how they left their marks on the state. Thanks to its coal industry, northeastern Pennsylvania has a rich history of immigrants from Eastern Europe….
History in Northeastern Pennsylvania Tag
Northeastern Pennsylvania is home to 95% of the anthracite coal is the Western Hemisphere, and the industry was incredibly important to this region of the state during the 19th and early 20th centuries. In 1917, 100 million tons of anthracite coal was mined in the…READ MORE
Located in northern Pennsylvania, along Interstate 81, Susquehanna County is often bypassed without much of a thought. However, for those looking to get off the highway and learn more about the history of the region, a stop at the Susquehanna County Historical Society Museum in…READ MORE
During my travels around Pennsylvania and the world, I’ve been down in my fair share of caverns. However, until recently, I had never been into a mine. Given Pennsylvania’s rich mining history, I jumped at the chance to check out the Lackawanna Coal Mine on the…READ MORE
When most visitors travel to the Endless Mountains, they are thinking more about the area’s fantastic outdoor attractions, and little about the history that surrounds them. However, if you take the time to learn more about the people and events that made this area so…READ MORE
The French involvement in the American Revolution is well-known, even by young school kids. However, the American involvement in the French Revolution and its effect on a hidden corner of Pennsylvania is little-known even in France. That is, until now. Much like the American Revolution,…READ MORE