"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.
The Lykens Standard reports on Charles Buffington joining the Army in April 1917 while encouraging others to volunteer.
A journalist in Central Pennsylvania reports on his ride aboard the Lykens Valley Railroad in the fall of 1833.
In October 1864, residents of Lykens, Pennsylvania showed their support of Abraham Lincoln with an impressive evening parade.
Four young men walked out of the offices of the Lykens Journal in 1861 to join the Union Army. Only one came back.
An ugly incident on the baseball field in August 1894 prompted an angry response from one Williamstown resident.
During the 19th Century, Northern Dauphin County was "disposed to secede" and form a new county with Lykens, Pennsylvania as the county seat.