Hidden History of Cumberland County

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Overview
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 but 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.
Details
ISBN: 9781609499907
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
Date:
State: Pennsylvania
Series: Hidden History
Images: 41
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Author
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.