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Hagerstown's Super Solider

SIX months a prisoner of war, FIVE decades of service, FOUR wars, THREE years in the Army of the Potomac, TWO veterans’ organizations and George Fisher had ONE more job to do. By Stephen R. Bockmiller

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C&O Canal National Historical Park 50th Anniversary

By Karen Gardner and Photos by Turner Photography Studio As the C&O Canal National Historical Park celebrates its 50th anniversary, the park has something else to celebrate – a new headquarters in Williamsport. 

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Just Pea-che

A classic school lunch dessert still bring up memories for some. Story and photo by Crystal Schelle

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Hartle's Grocery on Potomac Street

Photo courtesy of the Hartle Family

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Pry Family Quilt

A farewell gift given to a beloved family in 1873 miraculously finds its way back home. By Karen Gardner, Photos by Turner Photography Studio It took a village to make the Pry quilt of Keedysville, Maryland before it left in 1873. It has taken a village to bring it back.

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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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