Printer, publisher, postmaster, bookseller, paper manufacturer and author, Archibald Loudon was “the most interesting of the early printers and publishers of Carlisle.” Archibald, son of James and Christiana Loudon, was reportedly born at sea on August 24, 1754 during his parent’s emigration from Scotland.
Mount Holly Springs
Interview of Seth Lynch by Blair Williams for the Elizabeth V. and George F. Gardner Digital Library in conjunction with the Greater Carlisle Heart and Soul Project. Lynch discusses his love of weather and storm chasing in Cumberland County.
Stories from Mount Holly Springs. Presented at the Mount Holly Springs Revitalization Committee Streetscape Master Plan meeting on September 20, 2015. The project was coordinated by Pamela Still of the Mount Holly Springs Reviatlization Committee and produced by the Elizabeth V. and George F. Gardner Digital Library.
Mt. Holly Springs is situated at the northern entrance of a gap in South Mountain in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. Mountain Creek flows through this gap and into the borough. This area was once called Holly Gap because of a large holly tree that grew there.
Interview of Bob Murray by Pamela Still on July 30, 2015. The interview focuses on Murray's interest in the history of Mount Holly Springs including his collection of photographs documenting the history of the bourough.
The National Register of Historic Places was organized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.
This transcript includes portions of the tape that relate to the migration of African-American families to Cumberland County or the Underground Railroad. Donald Owens stated that he heard many of these stories from his grandmother, who raised him. Other portions of the tape contain his memories of events in the 1930s, visits to his uncle’s farm where he helped with butchering, going to school, and jobs that he had.
Barbara Redman interview by the Orton Family Foundation on the Mount Tabor AME Zion Church and cemetery. Redman dicusses the influence of the Church in the lives of its congregants.
Conrad Reep, his wife Catharine (Lizman) and their two young daughters emigrated from Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany in 1848. Reep’s brother-in-law, John Lizman, also from Hess-Darmstadt, had immigrated earlier and was a cabinetmaker in Carlisle. Reep settled in Mount Holly Springs, six miles south of Carlisle. In 1856, he declared his intent to become a citizen and was naturalized on November 10, 1858.
Interview with Helen Sowers at her home in Mt. Holly Springs Pennsylvania on July 15th 2002 as a part of the Cumberland County Women During World War II Oral History Project. Sowers discusses growing up during the Great Depression in Mount Holly Springs, Pennsylvania, working in the C. H. Maslands and Sons factory, and as a volunteer airplane spotter in Mount Holly Springs. Sowers also talks about the difficulty of rationing for a large family.