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1859: John Lindner is born in Newark, New Jersey

1882: Became a member of the Reynolds Brothers advertisement firm and shoe manufacturers in Utica, New York[1]

1891: Lindner starts Lindner Shoe Company in Carlisle, Pennsylvania

1898: Becomes president of the Borough Council of Carlisle, PA

1902: Lindner purchases land near West Louther Street and creates a park.  He holds Saturday evening concerts in which community members as well as students from Dickinson College and the Indian Training School are welcome.[2]

1902: James Porter lays out the design for Lindner Park[3]

1903: Lindner presents the park to the city of Carlisle[4]

October 17, 1910: Park is formally dedicated as a gift to the city. Captain Colwell Post dedicates two cannons to the park; these canons  damaged the U.S. navy in the battle of Manila Harbor during the Spanish-American War.  The presence of these cannons was meant to illicit sentimentalism and patriotism within the park.[5]

1910: Deed to park is signed.  Park officially belongs to Cumberland County.[6]

 

  1. Trade Card Advertiser: Reynolds Brothers Fine Shoes, Utica, New York, A Pleasing Surprise by Mayer, Merkel & Ottmann Lith., New York. []
  2. Jordan, John Woolf. Encyclopedia of Pennsylvania Biography. Vol. 2. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1914. []
  3. Cumberland County Historical Society and Hamilton Library Association. “Cumberland County History.” 3.2 (1986). []
  4. Progressive Americans of the Twentieth Century. Chicago: Progressive Publishing Company, 1910. []
  5. Jordan, John Woolf. Encyclopedia of Pennsylvania Biography. Vol. 2. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1914. []
  6. Standard Biographical Works. Distinguished Successful Americans of Our Day. Chicago, 1911. []