As America commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War there is a renewed interest in the history of the conflict, its battles and its impacts. This paper looks at what came to be referred to as the "Battle of Papertown," an incident that resulted in the death of a young Carlisle man.
Mount Holly Springs
Interview of Robert W. Black for the Elizabeth V. and George F. Gardner Digital Library an initiative of the Cumberland County Historical Society. Black discusses growing up on a farm in Gardners, Pennsylvania during the Great Depression.
Interview of Ivan R. and Greg Bretzman by Pamela Still on July 30, 2015. The interview focuses on the Bretzmans' involvement with the Citizen's Fire Co. No. 1 in Mount Holly Springs and their experiences with the fire station.
Interview of Jim Burgess by Deborah Sweaney on August 5, 2015. The interview focuses on Burgess' early life growing up in Mount Holly Springs and touches on his later career as a school teacher and principal in the Carlisle School District.
William Denning made a significant contribution to the American cause during the Revolutionary War, by creating desperately needed artillery using an unusual welding process.
Amelia Steele Givin was born on October 31, 1845. She was the only daughter of Robert and Sara (Gibson) Givin; she had four brothers who predeceased her. Her father and his brother, Samuel, were the founders of a paper mill in Mt.
Interview of Richard I. Gobin by Blair Williams on August 11, 2015. The interview focuses on Gobin's early life growing up in Cumberland County as well as his studies to become a pharmacist and eventually taking over three pharmacies in Cumberland County. Gobin also recounts stories told to him about Jim Thorpe and other individuals who have made an impact on the County.
Tom Gumby interview by the Orton Family Foundation on the Mount Tabor AME Zion Church and cemetery.
Carmen James interview by the Orton Family Foundation on the Mount Tabor AME Zion Church and cemetery. James discuss connecting with her past through the Mt. Tabor Church and how the church further developed a sense of family and community in Mount Holly Springs including instilling a sense of right and wrong that has help guide James' life.
Interview of Arlene M. Koser by Pamela Still on August 5, 2015. The interview focuses on Koser's early life growing up in Mount Holly Springs, Pennsylvania including stories of Halloween pranks, working in the local pharmacy, and how her class stays in touch.