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.
"The excitement is great," reported the Lykens Register in April 1872. Williamstown Colliery had just experienced its deadliest accident to date.
A report from the Summit Branch Railroad Company in 1865 details the growth of a new community at the northern tip of Dauphin County.
The Great Depression sparked a food crisis in the United States. Here's how one town in Pennsylvania fed hungry schoolchildren.
During the 19th Century, Northern Dauphin County was "disposed to secede" and form a new county with Lykens, Pennsylvania as the county seat.
A young boy faces death in the mines of the Lykens Valley Coal Company in March 1859. And against all odds comes out victorious.
A miner from Williamstown, Pennsylvania recommends using scrap steel from the closed mines for the newly opened war effort.
A traveler describes his visit to the small mining village of Wiconisco, Pennsylvania in the summer of 1835.
Gilliard Dock served as superintendent at several Pennsylvania coal mines between 1865 and 1870. His journal tells the story.