An early historian’s description of Lykens and Wiconisco at conclusion of Civil War

Richard Nolen helped build the mining communities of northern Dauphin County. In 1865, he described how much they had changed.


“A Copperhead outrage” – An attack on a pro-Union newspaper in Schuylkill County during the Civil War

In June 1864, the offices of the Anthracite Journal in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania were ransacked by an angry mob.