"None can tell what a busy scene will be presented near these mines."
In June 1867, a thunderstorm passed through Wiconisco, Pennsylvania and electrocuted miners deep within one of the town's coal mines.
Industrialist Henry Thomas worked with infamous Pennsylvania politicians to develop the coal trade in Williams Valley during the Civil War.
The massive explosion tore apart buildings and damaged homes near Williamstown, PA.
An 1862 letter to former U.S. Senator Simon Cameron brought the infamous politician into the coal mining business in Upper Dauphin County.