Carlisle Uncut: Stories off the Beaten Path-Carlisle’s Dark History

james-kyleCarlisle Uncut: Stories off the Beaten Path is a series of stories produced by first year students during the Campus Media Pre-Orientation program.  10 students arrived on a Sunday, interviewed people on Monday, edited on a Tuesday and aired their stories on WDCV by Wednesday morning.  It was a fast paced introduction to audio journalism, storytelling and learning about their new home of Carlisle through the eyes of the individuals who live here. We will post a new story every day this week until all 5 stories are told.

Carlisle’s Dark History

Carlisle might seem like a sleepy little town with lovely historic buildings lining the streets but its history tells tales of much darker times.  Local historian, journalist and author, Joseph Cress takes us on the true crime tour of Carlisle’s past. From murder in the courthouse to 3 murdered girls in the woods, from strained town-gown relations to old men fighting with canes at the square, we will take you through a history of Carlisle that may surprise you.
To learn more about Carlisle’s history please consider purchasing and reading some of Joe’s books and consult with the knowledgeable folks at the Cumberland County Historical Society.