Murder & Mayhem in Cumberland County

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From the horrific Enoch Brown Schoolhouse Massacre of 1764 to settlers who hunted local tribes for a bounty, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, has long had a violent and bloody history. As more people came to the region, murder and mischief of every kind only multiplied. Local author Joseph David Cress explores the dark side of history, from little-known cases such as that of Sarah Clark--who became the first woman hanged in the county after she poisoned a family to dispatch a romantic rival--to high-profile crimes like the shocking 1955 courtroom slaying that left one person dead and three injured. Join Cress on a hair-raising walk down Hell Street as he investigates the underbelly of Cumberland County.
ISBN: 9781596298842
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Pennsylvania
Series: Murder & Mayhem
Images: 39
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Joseph David Cress is an award-winning journalist with almost twenty years of full-time newspaper experience. For eleven years, he has worked as a staff reporter with the Sentinel in Carlisle. His first book, Remembering Carlisle: Tales from the Cumberland Valley, was released in November 2009. Murder & Mayhem in Cumberland County is his second book with The History Press. Cress lives in York, Pennsylvania, with his wife Stacey, dogs Dottie and Rosco and cats Chewie and Boone.
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