“I’m in the aviation branch” – A Lykens Soldier Writes Home From A Training Camp in Texas

Victor Neiman penned a letter home to Lykens, PA from his training camp near San Antonio on December 26, 1917.

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“All the coal crackers are here together” – Lykens Soldiers Write Home in December 1917

In a series of letters published by the Lykens Standard, we see the lives and perspectives of World War 1 soldiers from Central Pennsylvania.

“Very Profitable and Productive”- Developing Williams Valley’s Anthracite Mines During the Civil War

Industrialist Henry Thomas worked with infamous Pennsylvania politicians to develop the coal trade in Williams Valley during the Civil War.