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.