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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.
1906: The Front Royal, Rappahannock & Tidewater Railroad

More than a century ago, the well-to-do in Rappahannock wanted a railroad more than ever to keep up with the burgeoning American economy. As the prospects for yet another failed attempt faded, a new venture got underway: The Front Royal,…
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…
Whispering Pines, three centuries in the making 

A rare treat awaits visitors when they visit Whispering Pines during the Trinity House Tour Oct. 15-16. The oldest of the three houses on the annual tour and floral art sale, Whispering Pines, outside Sperryville, has been lived in for…
Rising above it

Preparing for the Sept. 11 encore production of John Henry's "Arguing with God" is Travis Brown, of Washington, D.C., shown here on a hydraulic crane known as a cherry-picker.
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…
The Rapp for Aug. 4

Rapp’s own Wonder Woman was in Hollywood winning gold medals and the Rappahannock County Memorial Steering Committee will meet on Tuesday at the county library.
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.
The Rapp for July 14

A volunteer-related community lunch in Sperryville, a WW II glider program at the park, and two fellowships for local musician Paul Reisler in this week's The Rapp.
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…