Founded in 1851, the Short Mountain Coal Company grew rapidly during the Civil War in association with the Pennsylvania Railroad.
On a sunny Saturday in August 1918, more than 150 young men prepared for entry into the U.S. Army at the town park in Elizabethville, PA.
"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, a crowded passenger train jumped the tracks in northern Dauphin County, injuring dozens and killing 6.
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.