Down Memory Lane for July 18

Nov. 2, 1972

The Crazy Quilt project undertaken by the Rappahannock Arts and Crafts troupe raised over $1,700 and a check for $283.50 was sent to each of the six rescue units in the county. Mrs. W.H. Lyne of Washington was the winner of the quilt, which was given away Oct. 22. The group expressed appreciation for the participation and support of all.

Many things must be considered and many people are involved when a house is moved across a highway. Potomac Edison linemen were on hand Tuesday at 2 p.m. to hold lines high and keep them intact as the house of Mr. and Mrs. G.E. Doyle was moved from a lot on the north side of U.S. 211 in Amissville to a new location on the opposite side of the highway.

Miss Lois Yates, a sophomore at the college of William and Mary, Williamsburg, and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lester L. Yates of Sperryville, has been accepted by the Gamma Alpha Chapter as a member of Phi Mu Fraternity. Phi Mu, the second oldest fraternity for women, was founded as the Philomathean Society at Wesleyan College, Macon, Ga., on March 4, 1852.

Oct. 8, 1981

After an hour and 15 minutes in executive session for personnel, the Rappahannock supervisors on Monday appointed Robert Eastham to the county’s three-member welfare board. H.B. Wood, supervisor from Stonewall district, made the motion to appoint the Flint Hill resident, who also serves as Wakefield district’s representative to the local school board. Eastham replaces Dick Latham, who has served as the supervisors representative on the welfare board for two four-year terms.

The post office at Washington has moved to a new location on Main Street. Postmaster Carol Miller supervised the move from the Miller building, which has housed the office since about 1952, to the former Merrill building, recently renovated by Dr. Werner Krebser.

Using old bricks that came from the former home of William Jennings Bryan’s parents, Edward Clark and Bobby Brown laid a new walk at the Rappahannock Historical Society’s building in Washington on Gay Street.

Continuing a tradition of 67 years, a member of the Cannon family has been named to head the Castleton Post Office. Marti Cannon took the oath of office Friday, Oct. 2, effective the following day. Ross Crebbs, who administered the oath, said the Cannons have been good associates and given good community service over the years. Cannon was reared in Fredericksburg and graduated from Morris Hill College in North Carolina with a BA degree in education.

Aug. 13, 1992

Two people were killed last weekend when their small homebuilt aircraft slammed into the side of North Marshall, about 100 yards below its summit in Shenandoah National Park, southwest of Chester Gap. Sandy Rives, the park’s public information officer, said Wednesday morning that the victims have been tentatively identified as Scott H. Haslam, 35 and his wife, Jane Marchant, age unknown, of Glen Allen, Va. Mr. Rives said the couple was last seen when they took off in their Long Eze from Hanover County Municipal Airport at 10 a.m. Saturday on a flight to Chambersburg, Pa.