A small city in east central Pennsylvania 90 miles northwest of Philadelphia 50 miles north of Harrisburg 35 miles north of Reading and 40 miles south of Wilkes- Barre. Pottsville is the county seat of Schuylkill County. Pottsville was founded in 1806 and boomed in population in the mid 1800's through 1930's due to the Anthracite coal mining in its immediate vicinity. Pottsville is most known for being home to Yuengling, America's oldest brewery and the Pottsville Maroons, an NFL football team who won the 1925 world championship only to lose it a few days later due to a still disputed franchise infringement.
Historians also note Pottsville for it's role in the Molly Macguires legend. During the mid to late 1800's a group of irish coal miners began revolting against their bosses often engaging in terrorism. Six of the Molly Macguires were convicted of murder and hanged in the yards of the Schuylkill County Prison, in Pottsville.
Pottsville is where I grew up.
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