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Down Memory Lane for Sept. 15

Aug. 9, 1984: For about four months, Ronald Frazier of Amissville has spent every hour he can muster in the county clerk’s office poring over Rappahannock’s proposed zoning ordinance.
Down Memory Lane for Sept. 8

May 10, 1984 All of Amissville, most of Castleton and Viewtown and delegates from the rest of Rappahannock County came Saturday to wish Dorothy and Graham Hackley a happy 50th anniversary. Hundreds of bobbing red, yellow and blue balloons welcomed passersby…
Down Memory Lane for Aug. 18

March 8, 1984 Most subscribers to the Rappahannock News don’t get 17 copies each week, but most subscribers don’t use their papers in as many different ways as Bobbie Brochu does at the elementary school reading lab. The county weekly…
Down Memory Lane for July 28 

Settle’s Grocery and Garage in Flint Hil has grown over the years and Rose Hill, for more than a century a historic and gracious landmark in the county has been sold.
Down Memory Lane for July 21 

Old Mt. Salem, the Mother Church of all the Baptist Churches in Rappahannock, may soon become the county’s newest historical landmark and learn more about the Sperryville Corner store.
Down Memory Lane for July 14 

Haywood Johnson of Washington, D.C., comes from his home about every three weeks to get water from the mountain spring near Panorama to take home. He used to buy distilled water for 99 cents a gallon to avoid consuming the…
Down Memory Lane for July 7 

May 30, 1963 John Warner, principal of Washington Elementary School, has submitted his resignation to Rappahannock County School Board effective June 7. Mr. Warner has been principal here for the past two years. He will teach at the Patrick Henry Elementary…
Down Memory Lane for June 30

Feb. 7, 1963 After over 22 years service Guy Burke resigned Jan. 31, 1963 as custodian of Rappahannock County Jail. Mr. Burke became jailer May 1, 1940. For these many years he and Mrs. Burke have lived at the jail,…
Down Memory Lane for June 23

Nov. 2, 1950 This is the first birthday anniversary of Rappahannock News. The first issue of Rappahannock’s own county newspaper was published just a year ago — November 3, 1949. The top of the first page bears the notation: Vol.…
Down Memory Lane for June 16

Oct. 5, 1950 Mrs. P. Lee Thornton is commuting daily to Warrenton where she is serving on a temporary appointment as public health nurse in Fauquier County. Mrs. Thornton did public welfare work in Rappahannock county during the summer of…
Down Memory Lane for June 9

Sept. 28, 1950 A caution light has been installed on the corner of Main and Middle streets in Washington. This light has been badly needed for years, as this is one of the most dangerous corners in town. The former…
Down Memory Lane for June 2

Sept. 14, 1950 A number of copies of old papers of the county have been brought to the News office. Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Cary lent a number of copies of issues of the Blue Ridge Guide, published when…