Following the First World War, miners in Lykens and Wiconisco faced an indefinite future

A newspaper correspondent details life in Lykens and Wiconisco in the months after the end of the Great War.


“Stick to the Union” – Factory girls supported union miners during Coal Strike of 1902

Coal miners across Pennsylvania went on strike in 1902. They couldn't have succeeded without the ladies.

“Lykens Valley and the Coal Region” – Journalist Predicts Bright Future For Northern Dauphin County in 1833

"None can tell what a busy scene will be presented near these mines."

“Very Profitable and Productive”- Developing Williams Valley’s Anthracite Mines During the Civil War

Industrialist Henry Thomas worked with infamous Pennsylvania politicians to develop the coal trade in Williams Valley during the Civil War.

“The Coal Trade At This Place Was Never Brisker Than At Present” – Williams Valley in 1865

The Upper Dauphin Register describes the booming coal business in Wiconisco Township and predicts a bright future for its "inexhaustible mines."