Coal miners across Pennsylvania went on strike in 1902. They couldn't have succeeded without the ladies.
"Good music always has an appeal to most people," wrote a reporter accompanying a Liberty Loan Drive parade through Central Pennsylvania in the early fall of 1918. And in the coal towns of Dauphin County's Williams Valley, the bands and singers were particularly successful in attracting a crowd. On the evening of October 2, 1918, … Continue reading Parade to raise money for World War I brought deadly influenza to Williams Valley 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.
Baseball fans from Upper Dauphin County gathered in Harrisburg in August 1919 to watch a local hero play for the Cincinnati Reds on City Island.
The Upper Dauphin Register describes the new town being constructed in Williams Valley in a September 1865 edition.
In Lykens, Pennsylvania the year 1877 was spent in economic desperation after a devastating mine fire.
In a report written in April 1857, Joseph Ostermann details his work in opening the Williamstown Tunnel in Upper Dauphin County.
In the spring of 1863, a series of strikes among miners stopped all work in the anthracite coal mines of Wiconisco Township.
Here's how citizens celebrated "the glorious Fourth" in Lykens, Pennsylvania during the dark years of the American Civil War.
Daubert played his first professional baseball in Williams Valley in 1906. A decade later, he was an MVP and World Series champion.