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Down Memory Lane for July 5

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50 years agoOctober 11, 1962 James M. Settle of Flint Hill has tendered his resignation as Clerk of the Circuit Court of Rappahannock, effective December 32, 1962, after 40 years of faithful service in this office. Mr. Settle was first appointed clerk by Judge George Latham Fletcher to fill the unexpired term of William Armstrong...
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Down Memory Lane for June 21

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June 21

50 years agoSeptember 27, 1962 The Rural Area Development Committee of Rappahannock County met Friday, Sept. 2, at the local high school at Washington. The brochure, “Resort To Rappahannock,” publicizing the county, was presented to members at the meeting and is now ready for wide distribution. Ed Harris was elected as chairman of the...
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Down Memory Lane for June 14

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June 14

50 years agoSeptember 20, 1962 The Town Council of the Town of Washington met on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the courthouse with all members present and the mayor presiding. Two new ordinances were discussed and passed and will become effective only after the proper procedure.They were: No. 1: The property in the Town of...
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Down Memory Lane for June 7

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June 7

50 years agoSeptember 13, 1962 Specialist Robert E. Atkins, who is stationed with the United States Army in Worms, West Germany, has been awarded an engraved cigarette lighter and a letter of commendation for driving a military motor vehicle 15,000 accident- and incident-free miles in the command. The award and congratulations were presented by Major...
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Down Memory Lane for May 17

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50 years ago September 6, 1962 A new administration went into office in Washington – Virginia, that is – on Sept. 1. It was an all-lady government as has been the case since Sept. 1, 1950. The ladies were elected in June on a write-in ballot which seems to be the rule in the county...
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Down Memory Lane for May 17

50 years ago August 23, 1962 Hon. Burr P. Harrison, Seventh District member of the House of Representatives, announced today the appointment of Mr. Charles B. Palmer, Washington, to fill the rural mail carrier vacancy in the post office here. The vacancy occurred when Mr. Lester Yates retired last year and since that time has been...
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Down Memory Lane for May 10

50 years ago August 16, 1962 Mr. Newbill Miller, Washington has been appointed manager of the Washington Apple Growers cold storage plant. He assumed duties in this capacity Aug. 15. Mr. Miller was appointed by the Board of Directors after they had accepted the resignation of James W. Coates, who had been manager for a...
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Down Memory Lane for May 3

50 years ago August 9, 1962 Judge B.M. Miller was honored at a surprise testimonial dinner Friday given by the Rappahannock County Bar Association. The dinner was held at Thornton Hill Farm, Sperryville, the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Fletcher. Judge Miller retired July 1, after 17 years of service as judge of Rappahannock County...
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Down Memory Lane for April 26

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April 26

50 years agoAugust 2, 1962 Mrs. Virginia Miller of Washington, Va. announced yesterday that she has moved her office, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company agency, to her home on Mt. Salem Avenue, from its former location in the post office building on Main Street. Recent new and subscribing are Mrs. Nelson Burner, Mrs. B.R. Rust, Dr....
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Down Memory Lane for April 19

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April 19

50 years agoJuly 26, 1962 During the storm Monday evening, a large oak tree at the home of Mr.and Mrs. Stanish Riley in Amissville was struck by lightning. The bolt cut the top from the tree, split the trunk and barked it all the way down. It then jumped to the top of Mrs. Riley’s car,...
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Down Memory Lane for April 12

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April 12

50 years agoJuly 5, 1962 T. Carlyle Lea Jr., Washington, has been appointed as County Judge to succeed Judge B. M. Miller, who served the county for seventeen years. Judge R. V. Snead, of the circuit court, administered the oath of office to Mr. Lea Monday. Mr. Lea will preside as Trial Justice, Judge of Juvenile and...
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Down Memory Lane for April 5

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April 5

50 years ago June 28, 1962 Mrs. Ethel Cooksey has retired from the position of Postmistress of the Amissville post office after serving there for over 28 years. Mrs. Cooksey was appointed acting postmistress on Nov. 20, 1933. At that time the post office was in Latham’s Store. About 1947 the post office was promoted to...
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Down Memory Lane for March 29

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March 29

50 years agoJune 21, 1962 Mrs. Charles H. Estes of Sperryville was the recipient of the greatly coveted tri-color award offered at the Rappahannock Garden Club Flower Show, which was held Friday at the parish hall in Washington. Mrs. E.M. Jones was awarded the equally impressive sweepstakes. Her arrangement of vegetables, including cabbage and lettuce leaves,...
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Down Memory Lane for March 15

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March 15

50 years agoJune 7, 1962 Barney Pauze and Bonnie Brown are top honor students of the graduating class of Rappahannock County High School. They had exactly the same scholastic average for their four years of high school. Commencement exercise will be held Friday evening, June 8 at eight o’clock in the school auditorium. Other graduates of...
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Down Memory Lane for March 8

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March 8

50 years agoMay 31, 1962 It was a grand night for singing Friday when the Glee Club of Rappahannock High School presented its Spring Concert. The 36-member chorus sang religious, patriotic and light selections before a background of roses with stars shining overhead. A double duet composed of Dana Snead, Kaye Johnston, Sally Latham and...
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Down Memory Lane for March 1

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March 1

50 years agoMay 24, 1962 Sunnyside, Washington, was the setting of a gay “after-the prom” party Saturday night when Mrs. Downing Wood entertained for her daughters, Misses Nancy and Alice Wood. Some 85 young people were present. Most of the guests had changed from their glamorous formal attire to more comfortable outfits, Bermuda shorts, loose skirts...
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Down Memory Lane for Feb. 23

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Feb. 23

50 years agoMay 17, 1962 The books have about been closed on pledges for the construction of the Aileen Manufacturing Plant near Flint Hill. The Aileen Company has exercised their option and the land surveyed. Steel has been ordered for the building.  Actual construction of the building is expected to start by June 1. The...
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Down Memory Lane for Feb. 16

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Feb. 16

50 years agoMay 10, 1962 Mr. E. M. Estes, merchant at Sperryville, has been appointed as agent for the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company of Virginia, according to a recent announcement. Mr. Estes will operate the agency from his general store in Sperryville and succeeds Miss Fannie Hilton who resigned as of April 30, 1962....
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Down Memory Lane for Feb. 9

50 years agoMay 3, 1962 Graduation fever is mounting each day in the Senior Class at RCHS. Now that the class play which was presented Friday evening is over and was such a smash hit, they can relax and enjoy the other activities planned for them. The Senior girls, 18 strong, were accompanied by...
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Down Memory Lane for Feb. 2

50 years agoApril 26, 1962 Hillsdale Drive-In Theatre located on Route 211 west of Washington will open for the season on Friday, May 11. According to B.R. Armel, owner, the opening feature will be “Gone With the Wind,” which will play Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 11-12-13. The snack bar will be open for...
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Down Memory Lane for Jan. 26

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Jan. 26

50 years agoApril 12, 1962 The town of Washington has equipped a playground in the lot behind the post office for the children of the area. Swings, seesaws and sliding-board have been erected for their use. This equipment has been carefully installed and situated as safely as possible, however, the town assumes no responsibility...
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Down Memory Lane for Jan. 19

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Jan. 19

50 years ago: April 5, 1962 Five Rappahannock Future Homemakers, Gloria Durden, Jo Ann Fox, Linda Beahm, Bonnie Brown and Ruth Ann Clark, and their instructor, Miss Betty Blanton, recently visited Sunset Haven Nursing Home near Culpeper and carried favors for the patients’ trays. These favors and the visit are part of the FHA project...
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Down Memory Lane for Jan. 12

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Jan. 12

50 years ago: March 29, 1962 Ned Johnson’s 13-month-old bull, Royal Bird, topped all Angus in price at last week’s R.O.P. Bull sale held at Culpeper Enterprises. He brought $1,535.00 and went to Allendale, S.C. According to James F. Massie, Rappahannock member of the Northern Virginia Feeder Pig Sale, last Monday’s sale was the best...
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Down Memory Lane for Dec. 29

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Dec. 29, 2011
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50 years agoMarch 15, 1962 Only one traffic accident resulting from last week’s snowstorm was reported on Friday afternoon, March 9. According to W.A. Buntin, State Police, a utility truck owned by Virginia Telephone and Telegraph Company was struck by a farm tractor on Route 211 two miles east of Washington. The tractor, a ’59...
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Down Memory Lane/Out of the Attic

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April 28, 2011
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Headlines from the Rappahannock News of 50, 25 and 10 years ago — plus a photo from the attic files.
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Down Memory Lane/Out of the Attic

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April 21, 2011
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The headlines from the Rappahannock News of 50, 25 and 10 years ago, plus a photo from out of the attic.
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Down Memory Lane/Out of the Attic

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April 14, 2011
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The headlines from the Rappahannock News of 50, 25 and 10 years ago, plus a photo from the attic files.
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Down Memory Lane for April 7

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April 7, 2011
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Headlines from the pages of the Rappahannock News of 50, 25 and 10 years ago.
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Down Memory Lane/Out of the Attic

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March 31, 2011
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An especially poignant photo from Out of the Attic -- Elizabeth Taylor at the races at Thornton Hill -- and headlines from 50, 25 and 10 years ago in the Rappahannock News.
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Down Memory Lane for March 24

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March 24, 2011
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Headlines from the Rappahannock News from 50, 25 and 10 years ago.
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Down Memory Lane/Out of the Attic

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March 17, 2011
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Rappahannock News stories from 50 and 25 years ago, and a photo from the attic.
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Down Memory Lane/Out of the Attic

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March 10, 2011
Standing by a waterfall near Skyline Drive is Betty Jackson with a friend. Although the picture was taken close to 75 years ago, when this photo was first run in the Rappahannock News in February 1986, visitors could still collect spring water from this site. It was later sealed.

Rappahannock News stories from 50, 25 and 10 years ago, and a photo from the attic.
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Down Memory Lane/Out of the Attic for March 3

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March 3, 2011
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Headlines from the pages of the Rappahannock News 50, 25 and 10 years ago, plus a photo from the Attic files.
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Down Memory Lane/Out of the Attic for Feb. 24

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Feb. 24, 2011
At the 1988 Rappahannock Nature Camp, in the back row, counselor Beth Conover, director Lyt Wood and instructor Robin Purnell help the Rappahannock Nature Camp’s class of 1988 show off their artwork. Photo by Linda Coit.

Headlines from the pages of the Rappahannock News 50, 25 and 10 years ago, plus a photo from the Attic files.
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Down Memory Lane/Out of the Attic for Feb. 17

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Feb. 17, 2011
From the Rappahannock of March 19, 1987: Cella’ Deli becomes the Hazel Mountain Pub with its move to the ground floor of Country Manor (nowadays Hearthstone School) in Sperryville. Shown at the register here, manager David Huff (nowadays owner of Washington’s Country Cafe) reported that the bright, roomy area has produced a good response from customers. "After five years in the basement, we're glad to have some windows," he added. Photo by Lou Hatter.

Headlines from the pages of the Rappahannock News 50, 25 and 10 years ago, plus a photo from the Attic files.
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Down Memory Lane/Out of the Attic

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Feb. 10, 2011
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Rappanannock News headlines from 50, 25 and 10 years ago, plus a picture from the attic files.
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Down Memory Lane/Out of the Attic

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Feb. 3, 2011
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A selection of stories from the Rappahannock News of 50 and 25 years ago, plus a photo from the Attic.
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Down Memory Lane

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Jan. 27, 2011

The news from editions of the Rappahannock News from 50, 25 and 10 years ago.
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Down Memory Lane/Out of the Attic

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Jan. 20, 2011
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The news from editions of the Rappahannock News from 50, 25 and 10 years ago, and a photo from Out of the Attic.
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Down Memory Lane/Out of the Attic

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Jan. 13, 2011
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The news from 50, 25 and 10 years ago, as published in the Rappahannock News.
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