Down Memory Lane/Out of the Attic

From the Rappahannock News of November 21, 1974: Skipper Giles cranks up a sale on his 1912 vintage cash register, at his Washington Cash Store. Giles operated the store in Rappahannock County starting in 1936 but the big, ornate cash register had been in continuous operation at the store since the year it was made by the National Cash Register Company. Giles told the paper in 1974 that neither he nor any previous proprietor ever had to call a repairman for the machine. "It's never been in trouble anytime," he said.

50 years ago
May 4, 1961

Harrison Powers of the Flint Hill Senior 4-H Club placed third in the District Sheep Shearing Contest held April 26 at the Front Royal Beef Cattle Research Center. District winners will compete for the State Championship during 4-H Short Course in June with the winner going on to the National to be held at Indianapolis in September.

Saturday night, a dance for high school students grades 8-12, will be held at Flint Hill Fire Hall. Dancing begins at 8 p.m. Admission is 50 cents. Chaperoning the dance will be Mr. and Mrs. Emory Russell, Rev. and Mrs. Warren Wilbur, Mrs. Joel Jenkins and Mrs. Mary Krause. Proceeds will be used for the purchase of recreational equipment, ping pong equipment, etc, for use by the young people.

Mrs. Mildred Riley of Flint Hill was presented the keys to a 1961 Renault Monday in Harrisonburg, after winning a contest sponsored by Harrisonburg Fruit Company. The presentation was televised over station WSVA-TV there. Also winning a prize in the contest was Lewis Clark of Flint Hill who was awarded a Polaroid camera.

25 years ago
March 6, 1986

The Rappahannock Board of Zoning Appeals has approved a plan for the construction of an office and apartment building in Flint Hill. Dr. Werner Krebser, on behalf of Little Washington Associates, submitted detailed architectural plans along with color graphics of the proposed complex to the BZA on February 26. The proposed building will be built on a four-acre lot adjacent to the Corner Post Restaurant. Dr. Krebser stated that the structure