Moxie Rose: Curious Accounts of Trials and Tribulations From the Life of Cumberland County’s First Female Commissioner

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This is the curious story of Rosemarie Peiffer, first woman elected county commissioner in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, in 1979. Having been tested in youth by her troubled upbringing on a farm in Schuykill County, Pennsylvania, she later took on various leadership roles in her community in an effort to serve and strengthen the moral fiber of it. As if the pain of her childhood was not enough, Rosemarie was thus tempered by the political firestorm she created as she served in the public firestorm she created as she served in the public arena.

Author: David H. Peiffer

195 pages  Hard Cover

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The Cumberland County Historical Society, founded in 1874, is dedicated to collect, preserve, interpret, and promote the rich history of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.

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