A colorized postcard of Millersburg, Pennsylvania

This newly acquired postcard shows Millersburg, Pennsylvania and the wide Susquehanna River as it winds through the mountains.

An 1835 visit to the mines at Wiconisco Township

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

Grievances of Williamstown miners against the Pennsylvania Railroad Company – 1886

"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.

“Lykens Valley and the Coal Region” – Journalist Predicts Bright Future For Northern Dauphin County in 1833

"None can tell what a busy scene will be presented near these mines."