Pottsville in the Twentieth Century

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"FAREWELL 1899! WELCOME 1900!" was the headline in the Pottsville Republican on January 1, 1900. The people of Pottsville ushered in the new century in the usual manner with noisy gatherings and crowded churches. Coal was king in Schuylkill County during the nineteenth century, but the demise of the coal industry had already begun by 1900. Bitter strikes between coal operators and miners, especially the great strike of 1902, caused consumers to find other fuels and forced Pottsville to re-create its economy and identity. ...

Pottsville in the Twentieth Century 2003, Arcadia Publishing (SC), Charleston, SC

ISBN-13: 9780738512372

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Pottsville in the Twentieth Century 2003, Arcadia Publishing Library Editions

ISBN-13: 9781531608316

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