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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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Elizabeth V. and George F. Gardner Part 2

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Part two of an interview of Elizabeth V. and George F. Gardner conducted by Susan Meehan on September 10, 2014. The Gardners talk about their involvement with the Cumberland County Historical Society, Elizabeth's time at Boiling Springs High School including her time in the band, her time working as nurse for various doctors in Carlisle, George's experiences with Carlisle in the sixties, and other stories related to Cumberland County.

Paul E. Gill

Interview of Paul E. Gill for the Elizabeth V. and George F. Gardner Digital Library. Gill discusses his early life in Huntingdon County, his military service, and the changes in Shippensburg and Shippensburg State University.

George F. Ginter

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Interview of George F. Ginter of Ginter's Mill in Newville, Pennsylvania by Susan Meehan on January 7, 2015. The interview focuses on Ginter's early life, the Ginter Mill including the milling process, and Newville.

Richard I. Gobin

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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.

Mark E. Goodling

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Interview of Mark E. Goodling of the Union Fire Company by Randy Watts on March 31, 2015. The interview focuses on the Union Fire Company in Carlisle, Pennsylvania as well as fire fighting in general.

Ronald Hamilton

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Interview of Ronald Hamilton of the Union Fire Company by Randy Watts on March 31, 2015. The interview focuses on the Union Fire Company in Carlisle, Pennsylvania as well as fire fighting in general.

Fredrick Harle

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Interview of Fredrick Harle of Harle Architects in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania by Susan Meehan on February 4, 2015. The interview focuses on Harle's early life, his career as an architect, and architecture as an art.

Marguerite Grove Harnish

Interview of Marguerite Grove Harnish for the Elizabeth V. and George F. Gardner Digital Library. Harnish discusses her family including the story of her mother staying in her house as it was moved across the Holly Pike, her interest in gardening, the Two Mile House. Also discussed is her experience running the Hub, a women's dress shop, and one of her more well known customers Bessie.

John J. Heinze

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Interview of John J. Heinze by Susan Meehan on July 23, 2015. The interview covers the beginnings of the Allenberry Resort and Theatre and its continued evolution over the years.

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