We recently acquired another image showing a community with deep connections to Pennsylvania’s Coal Region.
This postcard shows the Dauphin County community of Millersburg in the late 19th or early 20th century. Millersburg is a town located on the Susquehanna River in northern Dauphin County. It was the headwaters of the Wiconisco Canal and was the junction of the Northern Central Railroad and the Lykens Valley Railroad. These transportation links made Millersburg a vital shipping point for anthracite coal mined from the Dauphin County collieries at Wiconisco and Williamstown.
This particular image was taken on the mountainside along the Wiconisco Creek south of Millersburg itself. In the distance, you can see the buildings and spires of Millersburg as well as the Susquehanna River as it winds its way from the north through the mountains.
As we continue to acquire images like this one, we will make them available here at Wynning History.
Featured Image: Postcard of Millersburg, PA – Author’s Collection