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Down Memory Lane

Aug. 26, 1998: This September will mark another major event in the town’s history — its bicentennial celebration. The festival and history parade will take place in Woodville on Saturday, Sept. 26. […]

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Down Memory Lane for July 27

Nov. 14, 1974: Rappahannock County is looking into the possibility of utilizing the old Washington school building for county offices space. Dr. R. S. LeGarde, regional health officer, brought the question up at last Thursday’s meeting of the board of supervisors. […]

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Down Memory Lane July 13

Aug. 28, 1986: Rappahannock County planning commissioners gave the nod to James Russell’s proposal for a flea market, recommending that the county’s board of zoning appeals grant a special use permit for the venture. […]

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Aug. 21, 1986:Bill Johnson, 17, and Mark Jamieson, 13, were rock-climbing near their home in Rappahannock Lakes when a basketball sized rock broke loose and tumbled down, striking Mark in the back of the leg just below the knee. […]

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Down Memory Lane for June 15

June 26, 1986: Melancthon wrote to the local newspapers, he wrote to the Department of the Interior, he wrote to the president. Unsatisfied with the response, he even called the White House. […]

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Down Memory Lane for June 8

Feb. 14, 1974: A compromise solution was reached Wednesday morning by Rappahannock’s Board of Zoning Appeals, allowing Frank Pullen to display a sign in front of his house reading “Frank’s Plumbing and Heating.” […]

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Down Memory Lane for June 1

May 15, 1986 — Sperryville native James E. Swindler was appointed Commanding Officer of Company M. Third Battalion, Virginia Defense Force in a ceremony at the Winchester National Guard Armory last Sunday. […]

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Down Memory Lane for May 25

Nov. 29, 1995: Photographer Ted Pellegatta has produced a color calendar, entitled “Rappahannock,” and is for sale during a three-day “Calendar Event” at Cabin Fever Books on Gay Street in Washington. […]

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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 May 11

Dec. 29, 1983: In 1932 Matilda Gardner came to Rappahannock as part of a depression relief program to preserve food safely and properly, and introduce some new dishes into diets lacking in fresh food. […]

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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. […]