Peaceful St. Patrick's Day celebrations turned violent in Carbondale in March 1845.
Founded in 1851, the Short Mountain Coal Company grew rapidly during the Civil War in association with the Pennsylvania Railroad.
"None can tell what a busy scene will be presented near these mines."
Central Pennsylvania celebrated war-time Christmas in 1917 by welcoming soldiers on leave, big turkey dinners, and plenty of snow.
A journalist in Central Pennsylvania reports on his ride aboard the Lykens Valley Railroad in the fall of 1833.
A writer and his friends rode the Reading Railroad to write a travel guide. They reached the end of the line in Williams Valley.
On June 19, 1863, a crowded passenger train jumped the tracks in northern Dauphin County, injuring dozens and killing 6.
A change in railroad schedules to support the American war effort in 1917 left residents of the Upper End isolated and angry.
The 96th Pennsylvania left Pottsville for the Union capital in November 1861 amid the cheers of their fellow citizens.