Private Edward Ditty trained for war with the 23rd Engineers and sought success as a boxer in the ranks.
"None can tell what a busy scene will be presented near these mines."
A corporal from Elizabethville, Pennsylvania writes home in December 1917 about training to become a soldier.
Corp. William Graeff sent a note to the women of Elizabethville, PA thanking them for a handmade sweater sent to him in the fall of 1917.
Leroy Temple writes home to Elizabethville, Pennsylvania from his training camp at Fort Riley, Kansas in the summer of 1917.
After the explosion of the USS Maine in February 1898, Elizabethville, PA readied itself for war.
During the 19th Century, Northern Dauphin County was "disposed to secede" and form a new county with Lykens, Pennsylvania as the county seat.