In June 1867, a thunderstorm passed through Wiconisco, Pennsylvania and electrocuted miners deep within one of the town's coal mines.
A photograph taken shortly after the Civil War shows mining operations in Wiconisco Township in Dauphin County in the 1860s.
Soldiers from a company in the 96th Pennsylvania describe their experiences in the Battle of South Mountain in September 1862.
In the spring of 1863, a series of strikes among miners stopped all work in the anthracite coal mines of Wiconisco Township.
A writer in Lykens, PA describes the town's Memorial Day ceremonies in May 1889.
A young boy faced death in the mines of the Lykens Valley Coal Company in March 1859. And against all odds, he came out victorious.
A traveler describes his visit to the small mining village of Wiconisco, Pennsylvania in the summer of 1835.
Gilliard Dock served as superintendent at several Pennsylvania coal mines between 1865 and 1870. His journal tells the story.
19-year-old Paul Eugene Shiley was the first service-member from Wiconisco, Pennsylvania killed in the Second World War.
Corporal Keiser's misadventures had caught up with him.