The 1918 influenza pandemic tore apart this small Pennsylvania family

Influenza swept through the Hensel family of Sheridan, Pennsylvania in October 1918, leaving three dead and lives changed forever.

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“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.

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.