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.
On February 7, 1862, a roof collapsed inside the Short Mountain Colliery killing a respected miner and wounding several others.
In June 1867, a thunderstorm passed through Wiconisco, Pennsylvania and electrocuted miners deep within one of the town's coal mines.
A photograph taken shortly after the Civil War shows mining operations in Wiconisco Township in Dauphin County in the 1860s.
In the spring of 1863, a series of strikes among miners stopped all work in the anthracite coal mines of Wiconisco Township.
A young boy faced death in the mines of the Lykens Valley Coal Company in March 1859. And against all odds, he came out victorious.
A traveler describes his visit to the small mining village of Wiconisco, Pennsylvania in the summer of 1835.
As the Civil War raged, the village of Williamstown began growing on the slopes of Big Lick Mountain in upper Dauphin County.