Sentinel reporter Joseph Cress offers a daily digital glimpse back in Cumberland County history with help from our Newspapers.com archives:

50 Years Ago

The Sentinel reported that Carlisle Borough officials were beleaguered for close to four hours when a crowd of 75 young people conducted a march on the municipal building on West South Street. Described as “peaceful,” the march was in protest to arrests made earlier in the week during three consecutive nights of disturbances. For days, borough police officers put in extra shifts and, at one point, police called in help from the Cumberland County sheriff’s department. In other news:

• Police arrested a 16-year-old Carlisle youth suspected in arson fires at the Rice Coal Yard on West North Street and a home in the 300 block of A Street.

• The Sentinel announced that a panel representing different facets of the community will be on hand the evening of April 10 to answer question on race relations in Carlisle. The panel will be aired over radio station WHYL. The 30-minute program was sponsored by the Progress Now Committee of the Carlisle Workshop on Race Relations.

• Mayor Charles E. Wise of the first block of East Louther Street was taken to Carlisle Hospital the morning of April 10 complaining of severe chest pains at his home.

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Email Joseph Cress at jcress@cumberlink.com.


Education/History Reporter

History and education reporter for The Sentinel.