"None can tell what a busy scene will be presented near these mines."
A journalist in Central Pennsylvania reports on his ride aboard the Lykens Valley Railroad in the fall of 1833.
On June 19, 1863, an overcrowded passenger train jumped the tracks in Northern Dauphin County. Six people died in the disaster.
A change in railroad schedules to support the American war effort in 1917 left residents of the Upper End isolated and angry.
During the 19th Century, Northern Dauphin County was "disposed to secede" and form a new county with Lykens, Pennsylvania as the county seat.