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

75 Years Ago

The Sentinel reported that Cumberland County became the first county in Pennsylvania to exceed its quota of war bond sales to individuals. Headquarters of the Fourth War Loan drive in Philadelphia announced that Cumberland had sales to individuals of $1,817,000 or 1 percent over quota.

Its nearest rivals in this category of achievement were Blair County at 76 percent; Berks at 73 percent and Lebanon at 70 percent. In related news, Carlisle Borough Council agreed to purchase $10,000 in bonds using money drawn from its Parking Meter Fund and Water Department account.

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History and education reporter for The Sentinel.