Jake Daubert played his first professional baseball in Williams Valley in 1906. By 1910, he was playing in the big leagues.
Four young men walked out of the offices of the Lykens Journal in 1861 to join the Union Army. Only one came back.
A writer in Lykens, PA describes the town's Memorial Day ceremonies in May 1889.
In May 1942, vast swaths of Central Pennsylvania went dark. Local air raid wardens planned blackout drills to prepare for enemy bombers.
On May 10, 1864, Josiah and Franklin Workman were killed in combat during the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House.
Residents of Northern Dauphin County complained after a change in train schedules left them "cut off from the rest of world" in July 1917.
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.
The Great Depression sparked a food crisis in the United States. Here's how one town in Pennsylvania fed hungry schoolchildren.
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.