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.


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."