Early Families




Churches and Schools




Patches, Neighborhoods and Villages


Leisure and Civic Groups




From the Back Cover

The Mahanoy area in Schuylkill County is the heart of the anthracite coal region. It is quintessentially defined by the hardworking individuals who made their livings around the mining industry, but the area was also the foundation of the family fortunes, longstanding business ventures, and political intrigue. Real estate mogul Charles D. Kaier began the most up-to-date brewery of the day here; early resident John Smith built his lavish fourteen room mansion for $40,000 in 1908; and the controversial Molly Maguires- a secret society of Irish coal miners who used violence against mining hierarchy-were based here. Images of America: Mahanoy Area, encompassing the years 1853 through 1913, includes vintage photographs, maps, and reproductions 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 from days gone by.
























Images of America Mahanoy Area


One hundred and twenty eight (128) pages of photos documenting the years 1853 through 1913. The Mahanoy Area Historical Society presents this collection in keeping with its mission to preserve the region's rich cultural history and work toward the restoration, revitalization, and future of the community. You can preview this book by clicking on any of the chapters in the Contents on the right.


Stop by the Historical Society on the first floor of the Rhoades Downtown Center at Main & Center Streets to purchase Images of America Mahanoy Area for $18.00 or send a check for $22.00

( $18.00 plus $4.00 shipping and handling ) to:


Mahanoy Area Historical Society

P.O. Box 127

Mahanoy City, PA 17948