Workmen on the Wiconisco Canal assaulted poll workers in Halifax, threw out votes, and started their own election.
Forgotten railroad wreck left six dead along the Susquehanna River in June 1863
On June 19, 1863, a crowded passenger train jumped the tracks in northern Dauphin County, injuring dozens and killing 6.
“A Proposed New County” – Northern Dauphin County’s Long History of Separatism
During the 19th Century, Northern Dauphin County was "disposed to secede" and form a new county with Lykens, Pennsylvania as the county seat.