Earth Day in Cumberland County

In celebration of Earth Day, community members got out and cleaned stream beds, cemeteries, sides of highways, and planted trees.

In South Middletown along the east branch headwaters of the Letort Spring Run, volunteers helped the Central Pennsylvania Conservancy plant over a hundred trees.

A watercress farm occupied the location in 1891, and today visitors can still see watercress growing in the stream.

CPC recently took possession of thirty acres around the headwaters and is hoping to purchase the remaining four acres in June 2018. So far, the Conservancy has raised $415, 000 to go toward the purchase of the remaining farm.

Located on the property are nature trails (rail-trail), wetlands, limestone springs, wild brown trout, and significant historical resources. To learn more about the area, please go to the Central Pennsylvania Conservancy‘s website.

Oliver Pollock PHMC Marker Dedication

The J. Bell Tavern Association would like to invite you to the Oliver Pollock, Financer of the American Revolution, Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC) Historical Marker Dedication on October 14, 2018, at 2 p.m. 6395 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg (former location of Gowns by Design). Pollock owned what was then a tavern in the late 18th century to the early 19th century. His home and spring house is actually located behind Best Buy in Silver Spring Township. We are very fortunate to have had such notable historical figures live in Cumberland County. 
Please see the attachment for more information on the dedication and on Oliver Pollock. You are welcome to contact me with any questions. RSVP if you plan to attend the event.
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Oliver Pollock Dedication Flyer REV

The Bosler Mill

In today’s Sentinel, there is a piece called The Hidden Mill of Cumberland County. The mill dates back to the days before Cumberland became a county. Abraham Bosler purchased the mill in the 1850s. For anyone who has known me for a long period of time knows the extensive research I’ve done on the Bosler family from Carlisle.

Here is the article I wrote on the Boslers for Nebraska Cattlemen Magazine published in 2006. And to see the article on the Bosler Mill.

Press-Release F 2016 EDITEDcmm Trailing the Boslers

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