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."
A writer from the Harrisburg Telegraph details the desperation of Lykens, PA amid the Great Depression.
The young soldiers of Company G, 96th Pennsylvania rode wagons from Lykens to Pottsville in September 1861.