MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released History of Lykens Township Volume 1, compiled by the Gratz Historical Society.
About the Book:
Lykens Township is perhaps the largest township in Dauphin County. It borders Mifflin Township on the west, Northumberland County on the north, Schuylkill County on the east, and Short Mountain on the south.
The first volume of the book contains the official history of the township dating back to when the Susquehanna Indians lived here. The colorful story of Andrew Lykens who settled near what is now Loyalton about 1756 is next. The record of his life is most interesting.
The area of Oakdale, and village of Loyalton is detailed in depth because of its early commercial beginnings, and contributions to the developing community. Information and genealogy of the first old families who established the town is included and the present residents of the town are…
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