An important moment in Coal Region history took place in a Philadelphia coffee house in 1831

In 1831, a land sale took place at a coffee house in Philadelphia that launched coal mining operations in northern Dauphin County.

Henry Keiser’s ‘reminisicences’ of Lykens and Wiconisco before the Civil War

In May 1927, Henry Keiser described the Coal Region towns where he grew up as they looked in the 1850s.

“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.