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An early historian’s description of Lykens and Wiconisco at conclusion of Civil War

Richard Nolen helped build the mining communities of northern Dauphin County. In 1865, he described how much they had changed.

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“A Copperhead outrage” – An attack on a pro-Union newspaper in Schuylkill County during the Civil War

In June 1864, the offices of the Anthracite Journal in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania were ransacked by an angry mob.

“Summer Resort” – A New York Times correspondent’s 1874 visit to Wiconisco Township

A dispatch to the New York Times from August 1874 details life and work in the thriving Dauphin County mining community.

World War I draftees paraded through Elizabethville in 1918 before marching off to war

On a sunny Saturday in August 1918, more than 150 young men prepared for entry into the U.S. Army at the town park in Elizabethville, PA.