“Wild with joy” – Celebrations marked end of World War I in Williams Valley

In the early morning hours of November 11, 1918, the mining towns of Williams Valley erupted with joy.

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“Summer Resort” – A New York Times correspondent’s 1874 visit to Wiconisco Township

A dispatch to the New York Times from August 1874 details life and work in the thriving Dauphin County mining community.

World War I draftees paraded through Elizabethville in 1918 before marching off to war

On a sunny Saturday in August 1918, more than 150 young men prepared for entry into the U.S. Army at the town park in Elizabethville, PA.

“Baseball fever” – Williams Valley’s 1906 season featured pro players, violent fans

In 1906, a small valley in Pennsylvania's Coal Region caught a case of baseball fever. The towns were never the same again.