“Pleasant excursion” – A ride on the Lykens Valley Railroad in 1833

A journalist in Central Pennsylvania reports on his ride aboard the Lykens Valley Railroad in the fall of 1833.

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“Operations at Williamstown” – The first coal shipments from the mines of Williamstown hit markets in 1865

The Upper Dauphin Register describes the new town being constructed in Williams Valley in a September 1865 edition.