A variety of Cumberland Valley's historical sites were included in an article from The Philadelphia Sunday Sun.
"We would also again bring into your view a plan for the gradual abolition of slavery, so disgraceful to any people and more especially to those who have been contending in the great cause of liberty themselves....."
-James McLene, Cumberland County Representative, February 15, 1779
Cumberland County has been renowned as an area of transit for thousands of years, beginning with prehistoric Native American groups who established trade and migratory routes. By the time of first contact the Great Warriors Path, as well as several lesser-known trails, were in constant use by the indigenous tribes. They were so well used that individuals would sometimes strip the bark from a portion of a tree and use ochre and charcoal to leave news and messages in pictograph form written there."