Remembering Carlisle: Tales from the Cumberland Valley

Remembering Carlisle: Tales from the Cumberland Valley

by Joseph David Cress
     
 

Since its Founding in 1751, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, has been at the crossroads of history as the site of Washington's headquarters during the Whiskey Rebellion, a city shelled and occupied by Confederate forces and the home to Dickinson College and the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. With lively vignettes and firsthand accounts, Joseph David Cress recounts the

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Since its Founding in 1751, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, has been at the crossroads of history as the site of Washington's headquarters during the Whiskey Rebellion, a city shelled and occupied by Confederate forces and the home to Dickinson College and the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. With lively vignettes and firsthand accounts, Joseph David Cress recounts the remarkable history of the borough. Tales of the McClintock Slave Riot of 1847 and the courthouse fire of 1845 stand alongside the legendary figures of Molly Pitcher and all-American athlete Jim Thorpe. Cress chronicles Carlisle's evolution from an outpost on Pennsylvania's rough-and-tumble frontier to a vibrant and thriving hub of the Cumberland Valley.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596297777
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
11/28/2009
Series:
American Chronicles Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,359,820
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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