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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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Ray Wolfe

Image of Ray Wolfe during Interview

Interview of Ray Wolfe of the Farmers Trust Co. by Blair Williams on December 17, 2014. The interview focuses on the Farmers Trust Co. in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, innovations in the banking industry including branch banking, drive-thru banking, and consolidation, as well as Wolfe's life in Carlisle.

Grace Zuna (Women in World War II)

Interview with Grace Zuna at her home in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, on June 11, 2002, with Heather Egan as a part of the Cumberland County Women During World War II Oral History Project. Zuna discusses her early childhood growing up during World War II including collecting tin cans, babysitting for working mothers, and war activities with the Girl Scouts. Zuna also talks about her older siblings experiences in the war including a brother who served in the military a sister who worked at the Navy Depot in Mechanicsburg.

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