Across the United States, the year 1877 was marked by tumult and violence. In Lykens, Pennsylvania the year was spent in economic desperation after a devastating mine fire.
A Pottsville physician travels to the Peninsula to report on the experiences of the 96th Pennsylvania at Gaines' Mill.
On June 19, 1863, an overcrowded passenger train jumped the tracks in Northern Dauphin County. Six people died in the disaster.
Four young men walked out of the offices of the Lykens Journal in 1861 to join the Union Army. Only one came back.
The Elizabethville Echo describes the scene as the United States marched to war with Spain in April 1898.
Lt. Colonel Jacob G. Frick refutes a report of a wild, drunken party that included numerous officers of the 96th Pennsylvania.
In January 1942, workers began to dismantle the once mighty Williamstown mining operation.
Drunken sleigh-riding not advised.
Private Stephen Gribben's January 1862 letter to the Pottsville Miners' Journal pleads with the editor to right a wrong done to him in its pages.
Soldier-poet John T. Boyle writes home to the Pottsville Miners' Journal with this poem about the emotions of the mothers on the Northern home front.