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The Dangers of Mining in Williams Valley

These stories from 1869 show the danger present in working the mines. Below are some gruesome cases that illustrate several problems inherent in the industry during this early era. 704 more words

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5 Dec. 2016 - Day 2: Williamstown & Melbourne

Met up with an old family friend who brought us out to lunch in Williamstown which isn’t that far from Melbourne city, via West Gate bridge. 241 more words

Travel

"A Serious Disturbance" - A Brawl in Williamstown in December 1874

The editors of the Lykens Register seemed horrified to report this story from Williamstown in December 1874:

Row in Williamstown –

A serious disturbance occurred on Saturday evening at the hotel of Nicholas Baum, in Williamstown. 387 more words

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"The Coal Trade At This Place Was Never Brisker Than At Present" - Williams Valley, 1865

In the fall of 1865, the miners and laborers in Wiconisco Township were back to work.

The American Civil War was over. Volunteer soldiers were returning to their pre-war work at the collieries of the Short Mountain and Franklin Coal Company in Bear Gap, above the twin settlements of Lykens and Wiconisco. 674 more words

Wiconisco

Williamstown, Pennsylvania - 1916

A century ago, Williamstown, Pennsylvania buzzed with the sounds of progress. Electricity flowed to homes and businesses. Electric lights illuminated people’s homes. Telephones rang and information flowed faster than ever. 1,159 more words

Pennsylvania

Completing the circle: Fishermans Bend to Williamstown

After two and a half years of circumnavigating the city, and more than 60 walks through more than 40 suburbs, we have reached the final walk, and today we are completing the circle.   1,249 more words

Psychogeography

Massive Explosion in Bear Valley - November 12, 1900

In the early morning hours of Monday, November 12, 1900, the towns of Williamstown, Wiconisco, and Lykens were jolted awake by a massive explosion.

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