“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.


After the First World War, miners in Williams Valley faced an uncertain future

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

“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."