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.
Photographs show makeshift emergency hospital in Lykens, Pennsylvania during 1918 pandemic
These incredible photographs show the tent field hospital set up in Lykens during the darkest month in American history.
Advertisements for businesses in and around Lykens, Pennsylvania – February 1872
These newspaper ads appeared in the Lykens Register in February 1872.
Grudge Match: Lykens and Williamstown football teams dueled for championship in remarkable 1904 game
The game ended in a scoreless tie. But that doesn't mean the circumstances surrounding this game aren't fascinating.
“Only Hoover is Big Enough” – A Lykens newspaper’s editorial on the eve of the 1932 election
The Lykens Standard voiced support for President Herbert Hoover and called the campaign against him illegitimate.
A Lykens Civil War soldier’s close brush with death at the Battle of Cedar Creek, October 1864
Sergeant Henry Keiser had escaped serious injury throughout the Civil War. His luck nearly ran out on October 19, 1864.
Petitions for a new Pennsylvania county called “Lykens” in 1837
In 1837, residents of three Pennsylvania counties filed petitions seeking to form their own county called "Lykens." Their efforts were unsuccessful.
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.
“In Scarlet Fever’s Grip” – This 1910 epidemic crippled Lykens and closed schools and businesses
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.
“The Impending Strike” – Lykens on the eve of the 1902 Coal Strike
On the eve of the 1902 Coal Strike, the communities of Lykens and Wiconisco were ripped by tension as residents awaited news.