In the communities of western Schuylkill County, influenza caused terror and grief as it claimed dozens of lives in 1918.
A writer and his friends rode the Reading Railroad in 1877 to write a travel guide. They reached the end of the line in Williams Valley.
In May 1942, vast swaths of Central Pennsylvania went dark. Local air raid wardens planned blackout drills to prepare for enemy bombers.
Residents of Northern Dauphin County complained after a change in train schedules left them "cut off from the rest of world" in July 1917.
On November 20, 1869, a massive fire swept through the Brookside Colliery above the growing village of Tower City, Pennsylvania.