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.
Christmastime at War in Harrisburg: 1917
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.
“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.
A fiery speech in 1917 cited “the blood of the Civil War veterans” to call for American entrance into World War I
A minister in Wisconsin summons the memory of his father, a Civil War veteran, while advocating war against Germany.
“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."