History

Manbeck Bread Company was 50 Years Old in 1977

Manbeck Bread Company was 50 Years Old in 1977

Courtesy of the Maryland Cracker Barrel magazine Many of us remember passing by the Manbeck Bread Company and enjoying the smell of the baking bread.  The company no longer exists but every time I pass by that building I fondly remember the tour my fourth grade class...

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Snallygasters, Human Flies and Albino Frogs

Snallygasters, Human Flies and Albino Frogs

Book Explores Stories that are Unique to Washington County Residents in the Middletown area of Washington County were being terrified by a beast. It was the turn of the 20th century and an otherworldly being, or snallygaster as it became known, was being described in...

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Hagerstown’s Super Solider

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 There are very few veterans who are known to have served in uniform...

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C&O Canal National Historical Park 50th Anniversary

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.  “A lot of people say that the canal built...

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Just Mild About Harry…

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 Our city’s history is replete with stories of our Commanders in Chief visiting the Hub City. Some, while...

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Pry Family Quilt

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...

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Hartle’s Grocery on Potomac Street

Hartle’s Grocery on Potomac Street

Photo courtesy of the Hartle Family John Allen Hartle, who went by Allen, was working as a milk truck driver for Superior Dairy when he became friends with William Hurd, who owned a grocery store at 635 South Potomac Street – the same building where Hartle’s would...

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Lost in the ‘50s

Lost in the ‘50s

Halfway man transforms basement into a diner fit for the King. By Crystal Schelle and photos by Turner Photography Studio HALFWAY — From the outside, Jerry Mullenix’s home is fairly un-assuming and fits nicely into his Halfway Maryland, neighborhood. But visitors get...

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