Pennsylvania airman training for World War I writes home from his training camp in Texas

Victor Neiman penned a letter home to Lykens, PA from his training camp near San Antonio on December 26, 1917.


Christmas in Harrisburg: 100 Years Ago

Central Pennsylvania celebrated war-time Christmas in 1917 by welcoming soldiers on leave, big turkey dinners, and plenty of snow.

“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.