A young sailor from Lykens wrote home to describe his first action in the Spanish-American War

Clarence Holland was 16 when he first experienced battle during the bombardment of San Juan in May 1898.

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The dramatic aftermath of the Lincoln assassination in Schuylkill County

In Pennsylvania's anthracite coal field, reactions to the dramatic events of April 1865 were shockingly mixed.

“Operations at Williamstown” – The first coal shipments from the mines of Williamstown hit markets in 1865

The Upper Dauphin Register describes the new town being constructed in Williams Valley in a September 1865 edition.

“The Coal Trade At This Place Was Never Brisker Than At Present” – Williams Valley in 1865

The Upper Dauphin Register describes the booming coal business in Wiconisco Township and predicts a bright future for its "inexhaustible mines."