“Look at that smoke coming up” – A Williamstown Airman Killed in the Second World War

The deaths of a bomber crew near an English airbase in September 1944 demonstrated the danger in flying the B-26 bomber.


“And Where’s Williams Valley?” – An 1877 Travel Guide to the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad

A writer and his friends rode the Reading Railroad in 1877 to write a travel guide. They reached the end of the line in Williams Valley.

“Revolutionary Disloyalty” – A Coal Miners’ Rebellion in Pennsylvania’s Schuylkill County During the Civil War

In October 1862, Irish miners in Schuylkill County staged an armed revolt against the government. Their actions foreshadowed even bloodier events.