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.
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.
A visitor from Pottsville describes a rapidly expanding community in Upper Dauphin County in 1871.
The Harrisburg Telegraph wished its readers a "Merry Christmas" while the country prepared for its fourth Christmas at war.