A 1919 history of the Short Mountain Coal Company – Wiconisco Township

Founded in 1851, the Short Mountain Coal Company grew rapidly during the Civil War in association with the Pennsylvania Railroad.

Grievances of Williamstown miners against the Pennsylvania Railroad Company – 1886

"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.

Henry Keiser’s ‘reminisicences’ of Lykens and Wiconisco before the Civil War

In May 1927, Henry Keiser described the Coal Region towns where he grew up as they looked in the 1850s.

Baseball game settled score between colliery engineers in Williams Valley

In July 1906, engineers from rival coal mines played for bragging rights in northern Dauphin County.