Richard Nolen helped build the mining communities of northern Dauphin County. In 1865, he described how much they had changed.
A dispatch to the New York Times from August 1874 details life and work in the thriving Dauphin County mining community.
Private Anthony Wade died in an accidental shooting near Cold Harbor, Virginia in June 1864.
Private Samuel Veatch used poetry to record the final words of comrades at Camp Curtin in Harrisburg in January 1862.
Photographs taken on Memorial Day 1907 in Williamstown, Pennsylvania show a community commemorating its war dead.
Private Edward Ditty trained for war with the 23rd Engineers and sought success as a boxer in the ranks.
On February 7, 1862, a roof collapsed inside the Short Mountain Colliery killing a respected miner and wounding several others.
"Good music always has an appeal to most people," wrote a reporter accompanying a Liberty Loan Drive parade through Central Pennsylvania in the early fall of 1918. And in the coal towns of Dauphin County's Williams Valley, the bands and singers were particularly successful in attracting a crowd. On the evening of October 2, 1918, … Continue reading Parade to raise money for World War I brought deadly influenza to Williams Valley in 1918
"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.