On a sunny Saturday in August 1918, more than 150 young men prepared for entry into the U.S. Army at the town park in Elizabethville, PA.
Private Samuel Veatch used poetry to record the final words of comrades at Camp Curtin in Harrisburg in January 1862.
During the height of the 1918 influenza epidemic, the women of Central Pennsylvania jumped into action.
Undertakers in Harrisburg found their morgues full of flu victims in October 1918 with no way to give them proper burials.
Central Pennsylvania celebrated war-time Christmas in 1917 by welcoming soldiers on leave, big turkey dinners, and plenty of snow.
The Harrisburg Telegraph published hundreds of letters to Santa Claus in its December 1904 issues. They reveal pictures of life in the first decade of the 20th century.
A chaplain recalls his experience at the Battle of Fredericksburg... but his comrades remembered his actions quite differently.
1917 marked the first war-time Thanksgiving in more than 50. Central Pennsylvania marked the holiday quietly... for the most part.
A storekeeper in Harrisburg saved a family's holiday by shooting dead an escaping turkey on a busy city street.
A recently revealed photograph sheds light on the Civil War experience of a Pennsylvania soldier.