In May 1927, Henry Keiser described the Coal Region towns where he grew up as they looked in the 1850s.
On February 7, 1862, a roof collapsed inside the Short Mountain Colliery killing a respected miner and wounding several others.
Wiconisco Township marked Independence Day 1862 with surprisingly peaceful demonstration.
During the 19th Century, Northern Dauphin County was "disposed to secede" and form a new county with Lykens, Pennsylvania as the county seat.
The disgraced Secretary of War often invested in industrial ventures in Pennsylvania.