Early Families




Churches and Schools




Patches, Neighborhoods and Villages


Leisure and Civic Groups









The production of this book would not have been possible without the unstinting cooperation of all those who provided the priceless images that lend incomparable depth and richness to the historical cavalcade. Photographic reproductions in this book come from the extensive archives of the Mahanoy City Historical Society, as well as from the individual resources of various members.


For every pictorial contribution, the Mahanoy Area Historical Society extends the deepest and sincerest gratitude. Especially gratifying has been the generosity of those who made their family albums and other collections available.Your contributions will live on to enrich succeeding generations with a glimpse of the area that was home to their ancestors.


Deserving special acknowledgement in this regard are the Mahanoy Area Historical Society, the Mahanoy City Public Library, Vikki Ball, Michael Cheslock and Gary Senavites, Marie Ward Davidson, Christine Domson, Ray Eichman, Peg Grigalonis, Joan Goodman, Krista Gromalski, Howard "Bud" Holman, John Murtin, Bill O'Brien, Francis Senglar, and Frank Selgrath.