A Walking Tour of Carlisle Pennsylvania
a walking tour in the Look Up, America series from walkthetown.com
by Doug Gelbert
published by Cruden Bay Books at Smashwords
Copyright 2010 by Cruden Bay Books
All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording or by any information storage and retrieval system without permission in writing from the Publisher.
With ties to George Washington, Molly Pitcher, the Civil War and even “America’s Greatest Athlete,” Jim Thorpe, for many years Carlisle billed itself as “America’s Most Historic Town.” The Carlisle Barracks, built in 1751, were George Washington’s choice for his army’s first arsenal and school. This Colonial ammunition plant was called Washingtonburg when it was constructed in 1776, the first place in America named for the general.