George Keiser died of typhoid fever in 1863. He was 17 and had just returned from service in the Pennsylvania militia during the Civil War.
These incredible photographs show the tent field hospital set up in Lykens during the darkest month in American history.
These newspaper ads appeared in the Lykens Register in February 1872.
The Lykens Standard voiced support for President Herbert Hoover and called the campaign against him illegitimate.
In 1831, a land sale took place at a coffee house in Philadelphia that launched coal mining operations in northern Dauphin County.
In 1910, an epidemic of scarlet fever spun out of control in the Coal Region community of Lykens and left a trail of bodies in its wake.
On the eve of the 1902 Coal Strike, the communities of Lykens and Wiconisco were ripped by tension as residents awaited news.
Medical care administered at the emergency hospital in Lykens during the 1918 influenza pandemic was free of charge.
In May 1927, Henry Keiser described the Coal Region towns where he grew up as they looked in the 1850s.
Fire swept through Lykens in December 1900 and destroyed the offices of the town's oldest newspaper