In 1837, residents of three Pennsylvania counties filed petitions seeking to form their own county called "Lykens." Their efforts were unsuccessful.
In 1831, a land sale took place at a coffee house in Philadelphia that launched coal mining operations in northern Dauphin County.
In 1910, an epidemic of scarlet fever spun out of control in the Coal Region community of Lykens and left a trail of bodies in its wake.
On the eve of the 1902 Coal Strike, the communities of Lykens and Wiconisco were ripped by tension as residents awaited news.
An introduction to a Wynning History series about the 1902 Coal Strike in the anthracite coal fields of Pennsylvania.
Medical care administered at the emergency hospital in Lykens during the 1918 influenza pandemic was free of charge.
Founded in 1851, the Short Mountain Coal Company grew rapidly during the Civil War in association with the Pennsylvania Railroad.
Budd served during the Civil War and later became a prominent citizen in Dauphin County's largest mining community.
"We are men and all we ask is to be treated as such," wrote the miners in a public letter published during their 1886 strike.
In May 1927, Henry Keiser described the Coal Region towns where he grew up as they looked in the 1850s.