"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.
Gilliard Dock served as superintendent at several Pennsylvania coal mines between 1865 and 1870. His journal tells the story.
19-year-old Paul Eugene Shiley was the first service-member from Wiconisco, Pennsylvania killed in the Second World War.
"Williamstown is crowded with stores and few residents leave here to make their purchases elsewhere. Several hundred persons are employed in these retail houses and with the thousand men employed in the colliery here, there are comparatively few persons who are able to go out of their homes to work in the town’s two hosiery mills."