The Official Historical Society of Schuylkill County

Images of America: MAHANOY AREA

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By Mahanoy Area Historical Society

The Mahanoy area in Schuylkill County is the heart of the anthracite coal region. The controversial Mollie Maguires—a secret society of Irish coal miners who used violence against mining hierarchy—were based here. Mahanoy Area, encompassing the year 1853 through 1913, include vintage photographs, maps, and reproduction of out-of-print postcards featuring patch towns, railroad tunnels, the legendary Lakeside Amusement Park, and a selection of Mahanoy area architecture and street scenes of days gone by.