A Closer Look – The Breaker at Short Mountain in the 1860s

A photograph taken shortly after the Civil War shows mining operations in Wiconisco Township in Dauphin County in the 1860s.

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“The War Feeling” – Pottsville and the Dangerous Days of September 1862

When a Confederate army threatened Pennsylvania in September 1862, the citizens of Pottsville jumped into action. They also felt the harsh hand of war.

“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.