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.
In July 1906, engineers from rival coal mines played for bragging rights in northern Dauphin County.
Fire swept through Lykens in December 1900 and destroyed the offices of the town's oldest newspaper
David Watkeys was pulled unconscious from the Williamstown Tunnel on May 25, 1904. He survived to tell his story.
10 miners were killed when toxic gas from a locomotive filled Williamstown Tunnel on May 25, 1904
Our first Facebook Live video gives a short history of Williamstown Tunnel at the southwestern border of the Coal Region
Isaac Kunkel photographed the Williamstown Colliery in 1860s and documented the birth of a new town.