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 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.