A dispatch to the New York Times from August 1874 details life and work in the thriving Dauphin County mining community.
"I pronounce this rebellion wicked," thundered John Chandler Gregg in a speech given in Wiconisco, Pennsylvania.
Williamstown Tunnel began shipping coal from Northern Dauphin County in 1866 and became the most prosperous coal mine in the state.
"None can tell what a busy scene will be presented near these mines."
The Lykens Standard reports on Charles Buffington joining the Army in April 1917 while encouraging others to volunteer.
A journalist in Central Pennsylvania reports on his ride aboard the Lykens Valley Railroad in the fall of 1833.
Wiconisco Township marked Independence Day 1862 with surprisingly peaceful demonstration.
Four young men walked out of the offices of the Lykens Journal in 1861 to join the Union Army. Only one came back.
The fight took place outside the Washington House Hotel on Market Street in Williamstown and raised some serious eyebrows.
The Upper Dauphin Register describes the booming coal business in Wiconisco Township and predicts a bright future for its "inexhaustible mines."