“Stick to the Union” – Factory girls supported union miners during Coal Strike of 1902

Coal miners across Pennsylvania went on strike in 1902. They couldn't have succeeded without the ladies.


Williamstown sailor recounts surviving a German U-boat attack, two weeks in a lifeboat in 1943

Jim Shurskis told the dramatic story of surviving his ship's sinking to students from Williamstown High School.

“This community sustains a great loss” – A fatal mine disaster in Wiconisco Township during the Civil War

On February 7, 1862, a roof collapsed inside the Short Mountain Colliery killing a respected miner and wounding several others.

“Overhauling is going on vigorously” – An 1860s photograph reveals work at coal breaker in Wiconisco

A photograph taken shortly after the Civil War shows mining operations in Wiconisco Township in Dauphin County in the 1860s.