A newspaper correspondent details life in Lykens and Wiconisco in the months after the end of the Great War.
Coal miners across Pennsylvania went on strike in 1902. They couldn't have succeeded without the ladies.
Women from the Coal Region volunteered to provide assistance to troops during the First World War.
On February 7, 1862, a roof collapsed inside the Short Mountain Colliery killing a respected miner and wounding several others.
"Good music always has an appeal to most people," wrote a reporter accompanying a Liberty Loan Drive parade through Central Pennsylvania in the early fall of 1918. And in the coal towns of Dauphin County's Williams Valley, the bands and singers were particularly successful in attracting a crowd. On the evening of October 2, 1918, … Continue reading Parade to raise money for World War I brought deadly influenza to Williams Valley in 1918
The Pennsylvania Inspectors of Mines report details findings about the devastating mine fire in the Short Mountain Colliery in Wiconisco Twp.
"None can tell what a busy scene will be presented near these mines."
Victor Neiman penned a letter home to Lykens, PA from his training camp near San Antonio on December 26, 1917.
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In a series of letters published by the Lykens Standard, we see the lives and perspectives of World War 1 soldiers from Central Pennsylvania.