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.


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

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

“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.