Shippensburg

Americans Shall Rule America! The Know-Nothing Party in Cumberland County

In 1854 Americans took a detour from the road to civil war. It was the year of the Kansas-Nebraska act, which allowed slavery to spread into the formerly free Kansas territory. This act, the warfare between pro- and anti-slavery settlers in Kansas that followed, and the rise of the free soil Republican party, so inflamed hostile feelings between North and South that the firing on Fort Sumter took place less than seven years later.

Book Review: Pictorial History: Shippensburg Area, Big Spring Area, Carlisle Area, Mechanicsburg Area and West Shore Area

Merri Lou Schaumann, ed., Pictorial History: Shippensburg Area, Big Spring Area, Cm-lisle Area, Mechanicsburg Area and West Shore Area (Carlisle: Cumberland County 250'" Anniversary Committee, 2000). 5 volumes, 96 pp. each. Photographs, maps. $16.95 each volume, $75.00 set.

Christian Frederick Post: Missionary and Diplomat

The early history of Pennsylvania is sprinkled with the exploits of daring, energetic, and forceful individuals. One of the most fearless and dedicated, yet least remembered of these personalities, was Christian Frederick Post. A humble man of God, he spent over forty years among the Indians and Whites of colonial America, spreading the Gospel and working for peace. He passed some of this time traveling through or living within the present borders of Cumberland County.

Kim and Van Du

Kim and Van Du

Interview of Kim and Van Du for the Elizabeth V. and George F. Gardner Digital Library. Kim and Van discuss leaving Vietnam as refugees and coming to the United States, establishing themselves and their family in Carlisle, and their successes since settling.

Jean Eschenmann

Interview of Jean Eschenmann by Troy Ehrensberger for the Elizabeth V. and George F. Gardner Digital Library. Eschenmann discusses her life in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania and how the borough has changed over the years.

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