This aerial view of Williamstown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, appeared in a 24 March 1926 article on Williamstown in the Harrisburg Evening News. The photo was taken by Fairchild Aerial Survey Inc. as is noted in the lower left corner. Presumably, it was taken around 1926. Since the copy available for this blog post is a poor digital version of the Evening News from Newspapers.com, a clearer version must be available somewhere – and perhaps can be reproduced to replace this picture.
The article accompanying the photograph told some of the history of the borough, noted some of the industrial activities, and described the government and some of the fraternal organizations. It concluded with the following information about the transportation facilities:
Two railroads terminate at Williamstown. The eastern terminus of the Summit Branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad is there and the town occupies the position of western terminus for the Williams Valley Branch of the Reading Company.
Corrections and additional information should be added as comments to this post.
The Harrisburg Evening News contracted exclusively with Fairchild to produce aerial photographs of towns in their news coverage area. The Williamstown photo was No. 5 in a series. The only communities photographed in the the Lykens Valley area were: Elizabethville, Millersburg, Lykens, Williamstown, Wiconisco, and Halifax.