This newly acquired postcard shows Millersburg, Pennsylvania and the wide Susquehanna River as it winds through the mountains.
In 1834 and 1835, a scientist named Constantine Samuel Rafinesque traveled widely through Pennsylvania in order to document the geology and biology of the Keystone State. In the spring of 1835, the Turkish-born polymath traveled north from Harrisburg aboard canal boats alongside the Susquehanna River to Millersburg. In his book, A Life of Travels, Rafinesque details … Continue reading An 1835 visit to the mines at Wiconisco Township
"We are men and all we ask is to be treated as such," wrote the miners in a public letter published during their 1886 strike.
"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.
A writer in Lykens, PA describes the town's Memorial Day ceremonies in May 1889.
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.
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.