Hidden History of Cumberland County

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The rolling fields and quiet towns of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, belie its dynamic history. From slaves who escaped to freedom through Underground Railroad stations in Shippensburg and Boiling Springs to a telephone-like invention created by Lower Allen’s Daniel Drawbaugh a full decade before the patent of Alexander Graham Bell, the pages of Cumberland County’s history conceal long-forgotten buy true tales. There are numerous but often-overlooked contributions from county residents – from 1920 to 1923, Newville hosted the first state police academy in the nation, and during World War II, a humble bandage invented in Carlisle saved countless lives. With an engaging collection of vignettes, author Joseph David Cress explores these and other hidden tales from the history of Cumberland County.

143 pages

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Weight0.5375 lbs
Dimensions9 × 6 × .5 in