“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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“May these sights soon cease” – Influenza in Pottsville, 1918

"Sorrow and woe stalk almost unceasingly in our midst," wrote the Pottsville Republican in October 1918.

“All the coal crackers are here together” – Lykens Soldiers Write Home in December 1917

In a series of letters published by the Lykens Standard, we see the lives and perspectives of World War 1 soldiers from Central Pennsylvania.