Williamstown Tunnel began shipping coal from Northern Dauphin County in 1866 and became the most prosperous coal mine in the state.
"Good music always has an appeal to most people," wrote a reporter accompanying a Liberty Loan Drive parade through Central Pennsylvania in the early fall of 1918. And in the coal towns of Dauphin County's Williams Valley, the bands and singers were particularly successful in attracting a crowd. On the evening of October 2, 1918, … Continue reading Parade to raise money for World War I brought deadly influenza to Williams Valley in 1918
Boyle acted as an unofficial historian for the 96th Pennsylvania. He died on October 11, 1912 at the age of 79.
Private Joe Cooper died in combat on January 4, 1945 near the village of Flamierge, Belgium.
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The deaths of a bomber crew near an English airbase in September 1944 demonstrated the danger in flying the B-26 bomber.
Private Jim Shurskis detailed the destruction of Nazi Germany and the refugees returning to their homes in an April 1945 letter.
The Upper Dauphin Register describes the new town being constructed in Williams Valley in a September 1865 edition.
In a report written in April 1857, Joseph Ostermann details his work in opening the Williamstown Tunnel in Upper Dauphin County.
A change in railroad schedules to support the American war effort in 1917 left residents of the Upper End isolated and angry.