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
Jake Daubert started his professional baseball career in Lykens, PA in 1906. He quickly rose to the big leagues.
Dr. Charles H. Miller grew up in Lykenstown, PA in the decade before the Civil War.
Corporal Raymond Holwig died during the fight for the strategically important Pacific Island in July 1944.
Clarence Holland was 16 when he first experienced battle during the bombardment of San Juan in May 1898.