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.

Highlighted Stories

George and Tim Yuda

George and Tim Yuda

Interview of George and Tim Yuda for the Elizabeth V. and George F. Gardner Digital Library Memory Bank. Both discuss Montreville Yuda and his connections with the Carlisle Indian School as well as alumni including Fred Cardin, Gus Welch, and Jim Thorpe.

Michelle Ward and Danielle Ward-Smith

Danielle Smith-Ward

Michelle Ward and Danielle Ward-Smith interview by the Orton Family Foundation on the Mount Tabor AME Zion Church and cemetery. Both Ward and Ward-Smith discuss connecting with their past as well as community.

Highlighted Entries

Robert H. Stake of Newburg and the Klondike Gold Rush

Front Street, Sheep Camp, Chilkoot Trail, Alaska, 1897.

A Klondiker’s Return. R. H. Stake, of Newburg, Brings Several Thousand Dollars Home,” headlined an item in the August 29, 1898 edition of the Carlisle Evening News.1The newspaper reported that Mr. Stake went to the Klondike gold fields with M.

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