Image: Dam on Mountain Creek by Jim Bradley

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An initiative of the Cumberland County Historical Society the Elizabeth V. and George F. Gardner Digital Library seeks to fulfill the Society's mission of collecting, engaging, and sharing the stories of Cumberland County.

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Fredrick Harle

Image of Fredrick Harle during Interview

Interview of Fredrick Harle of Harle Architects in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania by Susan Meehan on February 4, 2015. The interview focuses on Harle's early life, his career as an architect, and architecture as an art.

Bruce Wall

Interview of Bruce Wall for the Elizabeth V. and George F. Gardner Digital Library. Wall discusses his experiences as a student at Dickinson College during the Vietnam War including his service as a member of the ROTC.

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Nicholas Ulerich: Tavernkeeper

Scan of an advertisement in the May 4, 1820 edition of the American Volunteer newspaper

Encouraged by the editor of the Carlisle Herald newspaper to submit reminiscences for the entertainment of his readers, James Miller McKim wrote several lengthy articles under the pen name AGC. (A Genuine Carlisler.) The February 8, 1872 edition of the newspaper contained McKim’s reminiscences of Carlisle in the 1820s and 1830s and included memories of Nicholas Ulrich and his tavern. McKim wrote:

John J. and Charlotte Roy Butcher

Charlotte Roy Butcher

John J. Butcher, remembered as “one of Carlisle’s most highly respected colored citizens,” was born enslaved five miles from Winchester, Virginia, around 1832. On his death certificate John Butcher’s father’s name was listed as Frank. His mother’s first and maiden names weren’t recorded. Both of his parents were also born in Virginia.

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