“The sweet strains of music were heard” – Memorial Day in Williamstown

Photographs taken on Memorial Day 1907 in Williamstown, Pennsylvania show a community commemorating its war dead.

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“Big Lick” – Photographs from the 1860s show a Pennsylvania coal mine with an odd name

The images reveal pictures of industry growing on the side of Big Lick Mountain in Upper Dauphin County after the Civil War.

“Operations at Williamstown” – The first coal shipments from the mines of Williamstown hit markets in 1865

The Upper Dauphin Register describes the new town being constructed in Williams Valley in a September 1865 edition.