Wicked Carlisle: The Dark Side of the Cumberland Valley

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The History Press, 2012 - History - 127 pages
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With Wicked Carlisle, author Joe Cress revisits the criminal history of Cumberland County. Taking a more focused and less bloody approach, Cress will largely bring new stories of mischief to the table, though he will revisit the lighter side of two or three crimes from Murder and Mayhem in Cumberland County. From stories of college pranks gone wrong, Carlisle's own Robin Hood and the robbing and subsequent torching of a beloved local theater (the Strand where the local HS now sits!) to abuses at the Carlisle Indian School and the town's connection to the raid on Harper's Ferry, Cress scours the underbelly of the borough for mischief and misdeeds.
  

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Contents

Acknowledgements
5
Cruel Days
27
Indian School Woes
43
Rowdy Old Schimmel
56
Madam BessieJones
72
The Story of Charley Foulk
90
The Strand Theatre Arson
110
About the Author
128
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About the author (2012)

Joe Cress has written about the history of Carlisle and Cumberland County at The Sentinel in Carlisle, Pennsylvania for ten years. He has received eight Keystone Press Awards and two Associate Press Managing Editors of Pennsylvania Awards for his work. Joe is a member of the Cumberland County Historical Society. He is also member of the York County Heritage Trust.

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