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.
In May 1942, vast swaths of Central Pennsylvania went dark. Local air raid wardens planned blackout drills to prepare for enemy bombers.
The 96th Pennsylvania experiences its first contact with the enemy at the Battle of West Point, Virginia on May 7, 1862.
The Elizabethville Echo describes the scene as the United States marched to war with Spain in April 1898.
Residents of Northern Dauphin County complained after a change in train schedules left them "cut off from the rest of world" in July 1917.
In an exhibition game in July 1905, the Harrisburg Giants traveled to the Upper End to take on Williamstown.
An ugly incident on the baseball field in August 1894 prompted an angry response from one Williamstown resident.
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.
A report from the Summit Branch Railroad Company in 1865 details the growth of a new community at the northern tip of Dauphin County.