"None can tell what a busy scene will be presented near these mines."
Baseball fans from Upper Dauphin County gathered in Harrisburg in August 1919 to watch a local hero play for the Cincinnati Reds on City Island.
In Lykens, Pennsylvania the year 1877 was spent in economic desperation after a devastating mine fire.
A writer in Lykens, PA describes the town's Memorial Day ceremonies in May 1889.
"The excitement is great," reported the Lykens Register in April 1872. Williamstown Colliery had just experienced its deadliest accident to date.
In an exhibition game in July 1905, the Harrisburg Giants traveled to the Upper End to take on Williamstown.
Dr. Charles H. Miller describes his hometown in an 1876 pamphlet. It gives a wonderful description of Miller's childhood in the growing village of Lykens, Pennsylvania.
A report from the Summit Branch Railroad Company in 1865 details the growth of a new community at the northern tip of Dauphin County.
During the 19th Century, Northern Dauphin County was "disposed to secede" and form a new county with Lykens, Pennsylvania as the county seat.
On March 8, 1879, residents of Lykens, Pennsylvania met to take their community out of Dauphin County and form a new government based in their community.