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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:

100 Years Ago

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The Sentinel announced that a War Trophy Train will be on display from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. May 5 on the Cumberland Valley Railroad siding between West and College streets. Manned by Doughboys just back from World War I, the train was to exhibit a tank, armored cars, wireless radio sets, naval mines, depth charges and German trench mortars. The stop in Carlisle was part of a tour of Pennsylvania that drew tens of thousands of spectators. The tank and an armored car would be off-loaded and driven through a section of the downtown.

In other news, U.S. General Hospital No. 31 at Carlisle Barracks published its first edition of the Upgrade, a weekly newspaper for patients and staff members. 1st Lt. Albert Dowler, registrar at the hospital, was named the editor because of his prior newspaper experience. He announced that 498 patients have been discharged since the institution’s demobilization scheme went into effect.

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Email Joseph Cress at jcress@cumberlink.com.

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