On June 19, 1863, an overcrowded passenger train jumped the tracks in Northern Dauphin County. Six people died in the disaster.
Jake Daubert played his first professional baseball in Williams Valley in 1906. By 1910, he was playing in the big leagues.
Four young men walked out of the offices of the Lykens Journal in 1861 to join the Union Army. Only one came back.
A writer in Lykens, PA describes the town's Memorial Day ceremonies in May 1889.
In May 1942, vast swaths of Central Pennsylvania went dark. Local air raid wardens planned blackout drills to prepare for enemy bombers.
On May 10, 1864, Josiah and Franklin Workman were killed in combat during the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House.
The 96th Pennsylvania experiences its first contact with the enemy at the Battle of West Point, Virginia on May 7, 1862.
The Elizabethville Echo describes the scene as the United States marched to war with Spain in April 1898.
"The excitement is great," reported the Lykens Register in April 1872. Williamstown Colliery had just experienced its deadliest accident to date.
Residents of Northern Dauphin County complained after a change in train schedules left them "cut off from the rest of world" in July 1917.