Interview of Susan Beckey and Rebecca Lender for the Elizabeth V. and George F. Gardner Digital Library, an initiative of the Cumberland County Historical Society. Beckey and Lender discuss growing up in Silver Spring Township, Pennsylvania and their memories of Cumberland County including the Silver Spring Drive-In, the Silver Spring Speedway, and Cumberland Valley High School.
The establishment, growth and evolution of a Cumberland County pioneer church is recorded in this refreshing word picture by one of its members.
Perhaps it is only a legend that a group of dissidents from Peace Church (now "Historic Peace Church") on Trindle Road set up a camp to hold services at a tiny village then called White Hill. The name was given by Dr. John D.
It was a time for great rejoicing that first week of Fall 1776. In the capital on the Delaware the good people of Philadelphia, still exhilarated from the wine of national independence first sipped only two months before were sampling another heavy draught—life under a new and radically democratic State government which had just replaced an oft times unpopular proprietorship. One in congruous event diluted the pure air of celebration.
With Civil War papers already a white plague, why add to the epidemic? The answer involves mention of another disease, local pride. But should we be proud or not? No one in a full 100 years has marshalled the facts of 1863, when the Confederate army rolled to the West Shore of the Susquehanna River.
Samuel William Kuhnert (1890-1978) took some of the first aerial photographs of central Pennsylvania, many of them in Cumberland County.
The following list of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania servicemen who died in Vietnam appears in alphabetical order and was compiled from official and non-official sources.
Daniel Drawbaugh, born July 14th, 1827 in the town of Eberly’s Mills, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, is perhaps equally known for his brilliance and his greatest defeat.
There are two different types of success in the world of politics. Some men succeed as statesmen, and others as politicians. Statesmen usually adopt innovative and sometimes unpopular methods in order to promote what they see as the public good. Politicians, on the other hand, feel that their duty is to further the interests of those whom they represent, and to work to satisfy their constituents.
Interview with Winifred Kegris at her home in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, on June 5, 2002, with Jennifer Elliott as part of the Cumberland County Women During World War Two Oral History Project.