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The Little Cabin That Could

A Renaissance Begins on North Jonathan Street By Marimar McNaughton

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Just Mild About Harry…

Many of our nation’s presidents have visited Hagerstown at some point during their lives. One, however, almost didn’t make it out alive. By Stephen R. Bockmiller

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Carl Byrd's Auto Sales

Photo restored by Erika Burgoyne-Hongell

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The Greatest Generation

Photo courtesy Kuhn/Woodring archives After completing training to become a mechanic on the B-24, Fred Kuhn decided to change course and applied to pilot’s school. This photo was taken on July 22, 1943 at Thompson Field in San Marcos, Texas. Fred served with the 15th Air Force, 451st Bomb Group, 724th Squadron.​

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A Wisconsin Yankee in Gray

The Tragic Untold Story of a Newspaper Editor From the Badger State in Hagerstown By Stephen R. Bockmiller The American Civil War. Brother against brother. Blue versus gray. The great American tragedy.

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Almost Lost

Efforts Underway to Restore and Preserve Historic African American Cemetery in Halfway Neighborhood Story and photos by Lisa Gregory

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Apples, Apples, Apples

Photo courtesy Hancock Historical Society Apples have been grown in Washington County since the first settlers crossed the Blue Ridge.  Small orchards were planted on many of the farms, but it wasn’t until later that commercial production began. The Depression years of the 1930s rendered a heavy blow to the fruit industry and hundreds of acres were abandoned.  

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Civil War Author John Schildt

A Washington County Treasure By Karen Gardner and photos by Turner Photography Studio

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She Acted... With a Horse, Of Course...

Florence MacMichael's 35 Year Trek from Hagerstown to Hollywood By Stephen R. Bockmiller WARNING: You are about to experience a lot of name dropping. For many, this will be a walk down Memory Lane. For those born, say, after 1980 – well... get out your favorite internet search engine and prepare for a lesson in radio, theater, movie, and television history! 

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Maryland Conservation Agency Museum

Greg Bartles’ Boonsboro museum shares the history of preserving and protecting Maryland’s natural resources. By Karen Gardner and photos by Turner Photography Studio

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