“Wild with joy” – Celebrations marked end of World War I in Williams Valley

In the early morning hours of November 11, 1918, the mining towns of Williams Valley erupted with joy.

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A patient’s haunting experience in a Coal Region influenza hospital in 1918

What was it like to fall ill during the deadliest epidemic in human history?

Parade to raise money for World War I brought deadly influenza to Williams Valley in 1918

"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