This newly acquired postcard shows Millersburg, Pennsylvania and the wide Susquehanna River as it winds through the mountains.
In 1834 and 1835, a scientist named Constantine Samuel Rafinesque traveled widely through Pennsylvania in order to document the geology and biology of the Keystone State. In the spring of 1835, the Turkish-born polymath traveled north from Harrisburg aboard canal boats alongside the Susquehanna River to Millersburg. In his book, A Life of Travels, Rafinesque details … Continue reading An 1835 visit to the mines at Wiconisco Township
In 1831, a land sale took place at a coffee house in Philadelphia that launched coal mining operations in northern Dauphin County.
In May 1927, Henry Keiser described the Coal Region towns where he grew up as they looked in the 1850s.
Richard Nolen helped build the mining communities of northern Dauphin County. In 1865, he described how much they had changed.
When the Army of Northern Virginia invaded Pennsylvania in June 1863, the coal mines of the Keystone State were left vulnerable.
A journalist in Central Pennsylvania reports on his ride aboard the Lykens Valley Railroad in the fall of 1833.
The Upper Dauphin Register describes the new town being constructed in Williams Valley in a September 1865 edition.