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.
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,…
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…
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…
Aileen Sewing Plant sparked an agricultural boom, the many mills of the Rush River and Fodderstack's 10k results.
The story of the Fredericksburg and Rappahannock Railway Company, a turn-of-the-20th-century effort to, yet again, finance and build a railroad to Rappahannock.
General Pope selected Rappahannock County as the place to organize and drill this new army before heading into the campaign of Second Manassas.
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.
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…
Patented in 1858 , a glass jar with threading built into its top created a vacuum seal. Thus, the Mason jar became indispensable for farm families who had relied on inferior containers.
A tree root left Washington residents without water over part of the weekend in 1984 and look back at Atkinstown's service stations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…