Bonnie Neidigh of Carlisle has provided the identity of the man pictured on the parade float in the April 24 Tour Through Time (seen at bottom). It's her father, Leroy (Bucky) Day, a Carlisle Tire & Rubber employee for about 15 years. She says her mother, June Day, has the same picture of her husband, who died 16 years ago. Mrs. Day's copy has a note on the back saying her husband "was in a parade in Carlisle and was asked to portray Charles Goodyear, who discovered the process of vulcanization of raw rubber." Pictured above is another picture of the float, this time at the College Street plant. The parade probably was part of Carlisle's bicentennial celebrations in 1951.
Also seen here is a Cumberland County Historical Society photo taken Nov. 25, 1944, in Holland. It shows Master Sgt. Bob Burns of Pampa, Texas, examining the remains of a Jeep's tires after the vehicle was strafed by a German warplane during World War II. The Carlisle plant was busy at that time replacing battle losses such as these. This photo is part of the photo collection recently donated to the historical society by Carlisle Tire & Wheel, the successor to Carlisle Tire & Rubber.