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A Williamstown Coal Miner Demands Steel for the Troops - February 1942

In February 1942, the United States found itself suddenly embroiled in the conflict raging across the globe following the Japanese attack on American installations in Hawaii and the the South Pacific. 459 more words

Pennsylvania

Once I swam to Altona, and back ...

A swim from Williamstown Beach, out across the deep blue water to Altona Beach … and back? That’s 7.6km of swimming in the sea.

Are you crazy?? 365 more words

Altona

"Abandoned as Unprofitable" - Williamstown Colliery Closes Forever

The Harrisburg Evening News carried this story from Williamstown, Pennsylvania on January 30, 1942.

This marked the final conclusion of deep mining within the Williamstown Colliery that began more than 75 years earlier at the conclusion of the American Civil War. 365 more words

Pennsylvania

Sudden Death On The Road To Williamstown - January 1877

With winter in full swing, we look back to an incident on the road between Williamstown and Wiconisco that proved fatal for one resident of Williams Valley. 261 more words

Pennsylvania

"Very Profitable and Productive"- Developing Williams Valley's Anthracite Mines in 1863

Buried deep in the Hagley Museum and Library in Wilmington, DE is a fantastic record of the industry that once drove the economy of the southern anthracite coal fields of Central Pennsylvania. 1,401 more words

Pennsylvania

Carter Smith Devlin & Co - Williamstown, Melbourne

Sunday breakfast today was any Carter Smith Devlin & Co, Williamstown, Melbourne. I like Williamstown for a cafe destination because of the small fishing port feel to the town, the heritage buildings and ship memorabilia places around the town. 296 more words

Travel

Summer Memories

On a cold and dreary day, it is a pleasure to remember summertime visits to see Grandmom. Here is a photo from 1971 taken in the backyard in Williamstown. 52 more words

Craven Family