David Watkeys was pulled unconscious from the Williamstown Tunnel on May 25, 1904. He survived to tell his story.
10 miners were killed when toxic gas from a locomotive filled Williamstown Tunnel on May 25, 1904
Isaac Kunkel photographed the Williamstown Colliery in 1860s and documented the birth of a new town.
In January 1942, workers began dismantling the once thriving Williamstown mining operation.
Budd served during the Civil War and later became a prominent citizen in Dauphin County’s largest mining community.
“We are men and all we ask is to be treated as such,” wrote the miners in a public letter published during their 1886 strike.
In July 1906, engineers from rival coal mines played for bragging rights in northern Dauphin County.
Our first Facebook Live video gives a short history of Williamstown Tunnel at the southwestern border of the Coal Region
In a story published in 1872, a newspaper reporter documented extensive mining operations above Tower City, PA.
Film from the early 20th century shows collieries above Tower City, Pennsylvania in full operation.