An early historian’s description of Lykens and Wiconisco at conclusion of Civil War

Richard Nolen helped build the mining communities of northern Dauphin County. In 1865, he described how much they had changed.

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“Wiconisco Marine killed on Saipan” – July 7, 1944

Corporal Raymond Holwig died during the fight for the strategically important Pacific Island in July 1944.

“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.