Christmas in Harrisburg: 100 Years Ago

Central Pennsylvania celebrated war-time Christmas in 1917 by welcoming soldiers on leave, big turkey dinners, and plenty of snow.


A War-time Thanksgiving in Central Pennsylvania

1917 marked the first war-time Thanksgiving in more than 50. Central Pennsylvania marked the holiday quietly... for the most part.

“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."