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"A Shocking Mining Accident" in Williamstown, Pennsylvania - April 1872

Anthracite mining remains one of the deadliest occupations in American history. Let’s jump back to the early days and look at one example why that was the case. 554 more words


When travel plans go awry and life still delivers

A few days ago we bowled up to Essendon Airport for our flight from Melbourne to Flinders Island (off the northeast coast of Tasmania). We’d driven there from Canberra, with a fantastic overnight stay in… 460 more words


"Cut Off From The Rest of The World" - Life in the Upper End in 1917

Today, residents on the Dauphin and Schuylkill county line understand the meaning of geographical isolation. Dozens of miles from the large population centers, residents have long regarded their isolation as problematic when it came to their political power and sought to remedy that, as we have examined in previous posts. 698 more words


Williamstown to Altona on Foot

I was going to call this Secret Melbourne but of course it isn’t a secret to anyone who lives over the Westgate Bridge, only to those of us on the eastern side of Melbourne who rarely go out of our comfort zone. 821 more words


Williamstown Takes on the Harrisburg Giants - July 1905

In the baseball-obsessed region of Central Pennsylvania in the mid-1900s, exhibition games were all the rage.

Throughout the state, small semi-professional leagues sprouted up throughout the late nineteenth century. 301 more words


Poor Sportsmanship? - An Incident on a Williams Valley Ball Field in 1894

Among my many memories from playing on the baseball diamonds of Williams Valley are numerous occasions of rowdy fans or abusive players heckling officials or opposing fans. 613 more words


Opera Gala - A Night to Remember

An Opera Gala featuring principal artists from Opera Australia – Kathryn Radcliffe, James Egglestone, Liane Keegan, Roger Howell – will share the stage with Australian concert pianist, David Barnard. 121 more words