George Keiser died of typhoid fever in 1863. He was 17 and had just returned from service in the Pennsylvania militia during the Civil War.
These incredible photographs show the tent field hospital set up in Lykens during the darkest month in American history.
These newspaper ads appeared in the Lykens Register in February 1872.
The game ended in a scoreless tie. But that doesn't mean the circumstances surrounding this game aren't fascinating.
The Lykens Standard voiced support for President Herbert Hoover and called the campaign against him illegitimate.
Sergeant Henry Keiser had escaped serious injury throughout the Civil War. His luck nearly ran out on October 19, 1864.
In 1837, residents of three Pennsylvania counties filed petitions seeking to form their own county called "Lykens." Their efforts were unsuccessful.
In 1831, a land sale took place at a coffee house in Philadelphia that launched coal mining operations in northern Dauphin County.
In 1910, an epidemic of scarlet fever spun out of control in the Coal Region community of Lykens and left a trail of bodies in its wake.
On the eve of the 1902 Coal Strike, the communities of Lykens and Wiconisco were ripped by tension as residents awaited news.