History

Day Tripper: Chambersburg

Day Tripper: Chambersburg

Celebrate The Burning and Rebirth of Chambersburg The Franklin County Visitors Bureau invites all to 1864 Ransoming, Burning & Rebirth on July 16, 2022. History comes alive in Chambersburg during the re-enactment of the 1864 Ransoming, Burning & Rebirth of...

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John Kennedy’s Day in May in Washington County

John Kennedy’s Day in May in Washington County

Candidate, John F. Kennedy, crosses the street in downtown Funkstown during his swing through Washington County on May 13, 1960. (The following excerpts were taken from a story that appeared in May 1979.) Where were you 19 years ago on Friday, May 13, 1960, when...

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Camp Ritchie

Camp Ritchie

America’s Secret Weapon During WWII  By James Rada Jr. and photos by Turner Photography Studio The success of Fort Ritchie’s mission as a military installation helped the Allies win World War II, but the camp itself remained relatively unknown, except to locals in...

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Henson Aviation Allegheny Commuter

Henson Aviation Allegheny Commuter

Allegheny Commuter Carried 14,000 Passengers in April 1975 Henson Aviation’s Allegheny Commuter air service set an all-time record in April 1975 by carrying more than 14,000 passengers. Henson operated a fleet of five 15-passenger Beech-99 turbine powered airplanes...

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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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Hot List 2022

Hot List 2022

The Hottest Restaurants, Businesses and Professionals! Whatever you’re looking for in and around Washington County, we have the scoop on where to find it. We asked the experts. You voted, HM readers, and we listened. DINING Have you got a craving? We’ve got you...

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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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Hagerstown Magazine