Victor Neiman penned a letter home to Lykens, PA from his training camp near San Antonio on December 26, 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.
The Lykens Standard reports on Charles Buffington joining the Army in April 1917 while encouraging others to volunteer.
A photograph taken shortly after the Civil War shows mining operations in Wiconisco Township in Dauphin County in the 1860s.
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.
The Upper Dauphin Register describes the new town being constructed in Williams Valley in a September 1865 edition.
In Lykens, Pennsylvania the year 1877 was spent in economic desperation after a devastating mine fire.
In a report written in April 1857, Joseph Ostermann details his work in opening the Williamstown Tunnel in Upper Dauphin County.
In the spring of 1863, a series of strikes among miners stopped all work in the anthracite coal mines of Wiconisco Township.
Here's how citizens celebrated "the glorious Fourth" in Lykens, Pennsylvania during the dark years of the American Civil War.