Lagniappe

Good Southern Boys

I was born at home (361 Front Street) 12/28/1931.  My mother was no longer employed as the school district would not employ married women as teachers.  My father was not employed as the anthracite coal industry on which much of Pottsville’s economy depended was in...

Little Arthur

I was going to a different school in a different part of Pottsville for the 6th grade.  The direct route to school passed down Minersville St., the “colored” part of town. Most residents avoided walking down or even across Minersville St., particularly in the...