This pleasant mid-size town in south central Pennsylvania (just west of
Harrisburg ) is home to the U.S. Army War College and Dickinson College
. Jim Thorp, noted Native American athlete, trained here. The USAWC
post/campus was the site of the government's " Indian School " in the
early 20th century. The post also contains the Hessian Guard House, a
building that housed Hessian mercenaries during the Revolutionary War.
Carlisle is also known for its blue ribbon trout stream the
Letort. This stream is considered one of the homes of
American fly fishing. The Letort is classic Pennsylvania
limestone water which requires a very stealthy fishing approach.
Gettysburg , the Cumberland Mountains (part of the Appalachians )
and the Amish country in Lancaster County are all within a short drive
from Carlisle .
March 31, 2005 change by giorgio