In December 1873, a 4,000 foot tunnel was completed through Big Lick Mountain in Dauphin County. Williamstown Tunnel opened up Bear Valley for profitable coal mining.
Charles Kershner describes Pottsville in the 1850s and details his service in the US Army after the Civil War
In part two of this interview from 1927, Charles Kershner reveals his experiences on the western frontier with the 5th United States Cavalry.
A rare photograph of Shamokin’s East End in the 19th century
We recently acquired a new image of this Coal Region community in Northumberland County.