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Day Tripper: Downtown Gettysburg

Day Tripper: Downtown Gettysburg

A GETTYSBURG CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL The countdown is on to this year’s Christmas festival! Come join us at A Gettysburg Christmas Festival December 2nd through the 4th for three days jam-packed with fun for the whole family! This amazing annual event is hosted by Main...

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Cherished Christmas Memories Of “Bell Snickling”

Cherished Christmas Memories Of “Bell Snickling”

By Keedysville Resident, Charles Mahone Time was when “bell snickling” was a happy tradition at Christmas. All the young boys who worked and lived on farms participated in their own neighborhood or community. Between Christmas and New Year’s Day, the young men and...

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Day Tripper: Downtown Waynesboro

Day Tripper: Downtown Waynesboro

Waynesboro is Rich with History and Tradition Fall is fabulous in Waynesboro PA, situated in the southeastern part of Franklin County. The vibrant beauty of South Mountain is exceptional in the fall, and what better time to visit than downtown Waynesboro’s Market Day,...

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E. Russell Hicks

E. Russell Hicks

E. Russell Hicks, 74, widely known local teacher, historian and columnist, died on February 27, 1966, at Washington County Hospital. Mr. Hicks, who lived at 343 Central Avenue, taught school in Washington County for more than 50 years. Twenty-five of those years were...

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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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