“I am a traveler by nature” – A long-lost son of Lykens writes home from the West

Frank Israel left his home in Pennsylvania and didn't look back for 15 years. While he was away, he traveled the world.


A Civil War officer described a rowdy party with his comrades… and found himself in a heap of trouble

The officers of the 96th Pennsylvania allegedly toasted George Washington's birthday during a raucous party in February 1862.