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Down Memory Lane for May 18

Nov. 15, 1995: Frances W. Eldred, the Chief Magistrate for the 20th Judicial Circuit for the past 10 years, has resigned her position effective Nov. 30. Prior to that she served as a magistrate in Rappahannock County starting in 1976. […]

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Down Memory Lane for April 27

Feb. 1, 1995: The Rappahannock Convalescent Aids Loan Closet has served many, many people in need in this county since its inception in 1987 — providing items for those convalescing like wheelchairs and hospital beds. […]

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Down Memory Lane for April 13

June 30, 1983: In 1951, a small group of people led by Commonwealth’s attorney George Davis worked tirelessly through the spring and summer hoping that Rappahannock would grow into the summer home for the Virginia Orchestra. […]

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Down Memory Lane for April 6

When the state of Virginia moved the mountain people from their homes to clear the way for Shenandoah National Park, “it hurt some of them pretty bad … It hurt their souls, their heart,” Elmer Atkins believes. […]

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Down Memory Lane for March 30

Dec. 24, 1997: Fire Chief Richie Burke and retired chief Charles K. “Pete” Estes thumbed through mounds of records, journals, and ancient photographs searching for the beginnings of the Sperryville Volunteer Fire Company. […]

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Down Memory Lane for March 23

April 14, 1983: Claybert Smoot was back before the supervisors at their April board meeting with his complaints about excessive noise and trespassing arising from events held at the Washington Community Center and lack of response from local police. […]

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Down Memory Lane for March 16

Feb. 24, 1983 — Medicine in the Mountains: Even something as tragic as a flu epidemic has its humorous side. Pauline Bruce’s memories still bring a smile to her face. Her entire family was down with the sickness. […]

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Down Memory Lane for March 9

Nov. 19, 1997: Jennifer Greene recently opened the Odyssey Collection along “Artists’ Row” in Washington and she is struggling to maintain its pristine image as a gallery rather than a shop. […]