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Cumberland County has been the home of thousands of individuals and organizations. Each has contributed to its history in ways both small and large. The Gardner Digital Library collects these stories in the Memory Bank. From Oral Histories of locals experiences in World War II to serving local civic organizations to growing up in Carlisle, Silver Springs Township, the West Shore, or Shippensburg, the Memory Bank is a place where the collected stories of Cumberland County can be shared and engaged with to present a fuller history of the County.

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Jim Burgess

Image of Jim Burgess during Interview

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.

Tita Eberly

Screenshot of Tita Eberly during the interview.

Interview of Tita Eberly for the Elizabeth V. and George F. Gardner Digital Library. Eberly discusses growing up in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania and owning a business.

Pete Ellerman

Screenshot of Pete Ellerman from Interview

Interview of Pete Ellerman of the Union Fire Company by Randy Watts on March 21, 2016. The interview focuses on the Union Fire Company in Carlisle, Pennsylvania as well as fire fighting in general.

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.

Marie Farley

Interview of Marie Farley for the Elizabeth V. and George F. Gardner Digital Library. Farley discusses her work as a judicial law clerk in the Cumberland County Court System including for Judge George Hoffer.

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