During the height of the 1918 influenza outbreak, Central Pennsylvania ran out of coffins

Undertakers in Harrisburg found their morgues full of flu victims in October 1918 with no way to give them proper burials.


Christmas in Harrisburg: 100 Years Ago

Central Pennsylvania celebrated war-time Christmas in 1917 by welcoming soldiers on leave, big turkey dinners, and plenty of snow.

“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.