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John M. Hughes – Hosiery Mill Owner Crushed to Death in Williamstown

| May 9, 2016

The Harrisburg Telegraph reported the tragic death of John M. Hughes, prominent hosiery mill owner of Williamstown on 29 July 1898: CRUSHED BY THE WHEELS The Frightful Death of a Williamstown Mill Owner It was a frightful accident which befell John M. Hughes, of the firm of Hughes and Hoffman, proprietor of the Williamstown Hosiery […]

Smaller Civil War Railroad Stations En Route on the Lykens Valley Railroad

| April 18, 2016

Other than the main railroad stations on the Lykens Valley Railroad at Lykens Borough, Elizabethville, and Millersburg (Lenkerville), there were at least three other smaller stations en route.  Previously on this blog, a post featured the Oak Dale Station and the Civil War.  As mentioned in that post, the stop at Oak Dale later became […]

Civil War Railroad Structures of Millersburg

| April 13, 2016

A prior post on this blog, The Lykens Valley Railroad at Millersburg, presented maps showing the location of the Civil War era railroad station at Millersburg, actually located at Lenkerville just south of the Wiconisco Creek.  The 1876 map showed the location of the “Engine House” and “Turntable”.  Today’s post will picture some of the […]

Civil War Railroad Structures of Lykens

| April 8, 2016

In a prior post on this blog entitled Lykens Railroad Station, maps were presented showing the locations of Civil War era railroad structures at the terminus of the Lykens Valley Railroad in Lykens Borough.  Today’s post will feature some of those structures as photographed in 1916 and found in the files of the Interstate Commerce […]

Civil War Railroad Structures of Elizabethville

| April 4, 2016

Previously on this blog, a brief discussion of the Elizabethville Railroad Station (Lykens Valley Railroad) mentioned the following: The railroad station at Elizabethville, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, which was built about 1872, still stands today and is one of the oldest stations still in existence in central Pennsylvania.  The tracks, which once ran through this borough, […]