Lykens Red Cross chapter knitted, baked, and volunteered to help local soldiers overseas in 1918

Women from the Coal Region volunteered to provide assistance to troops during the First World War.


Investigating the 1877 Lykens Mine Fire – The Pennsylvania Mine Inspector’s Report

The Pennsylvania Inspectors of Mines report details findings about the devastating mine fire in the Short Mountain Colliery in Wiconisco Twp.

“All the coal crackers are here together” – Lykens Soldiers Write Home in December 1917

In a series of letters published by the Lykens Standard, we see the lives and perspectives of World War 1 soldiers from Central Pennsylvania.