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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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Hartle’s Grocery on Potomac Street

Hartle’s Grocery on Potomac Street

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 later be located. Allen would sometimes...

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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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The Little Cabin That Could

The Little Cabin That Could

A Renaissance Begins on North Jonathan Street By Marimar McNaughton The centerpiece of Hagerstown’s storied Jonathan Street is a rough hewn​ ​log cabin – not what you might expect to see in this urban, four-block, one-way thoroughfare. Yet, ever since an untimely...

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Carl Byrd’s Auto Sales

Carl Byrd’s Auto Sales

Photo restored by Erika Burgoyne-Hongell As a young man in the early 1940s, Carl Byrd worked odd jobs, one of which was delivering newspapers. Carl joined the U.S. Army during WWII. Carl’s Army experience lasted three years stateside, but the military life did not...

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