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Out of the Attic

Taken in the late 1890s, this photo shows the Bernard and Ruby Bolen homestead near Sperryville, in what is now Shenandoah National Park.
Washington column for April 10

Mail carrier Bobby Brown joins the Million Mile Club, Trinity Church returns from its Austrian sightseeing tour, CFC holds an open house and Easter is on its way in this week’s Washington column.
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Earl Johnson of Sperryville turned up this postcard on eBay — an artist’s rendering of the former Black Kettle Motel on Warren Avenue.
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A crowd gathers in 1982 on the porch of the old Bradford Market on Zachary Taylor Highway for the annual Flint Hill Fire Department parade.
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At Rappahannock County High School in 1988, senior class officers (from left, Elizabeth Jenkins, Randy Jenkins, Guy “Butch” Foster and Sean Wayland) wore hard hats for their yearbook portrait.
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The Mountain View Tea Room and Tourist Court was located on Lee Highway in Amissville in the area currently occupied by a trailer park.
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The photo in the Dec. 13, 1962 Rappahannock News touted the “facelift” being given to the corner of Main and Middle streets, seen here as you approached the corner from the north. “All of the old buildings on the left…
Photo: Out of the attic

This is a picture of Raymond Lyle Rector, better known as Lyle, sent in recently by his daughter, Eleanor Rector James of Culpeper. The photo was taken in the early 1940s when Rector worked at Swartz’s Store – which is…
Celtic music headed into town

From contributed reports The high-energy pan-Celtic band Iona will take the stage at the Theatre at Washington for the first time at 8 Saturday, April 16. The Washington, D.C.-based Iona describes its shows as offering “traditional Celtic material . .…
Down Memory Lane/Out of the Attic

An especially poignant photo from Out of the Attic -- Elizabeth Taylor at the races at Thornton Hill -- and headlines from 50, 25 and 10 years ago in the Rappahannock News.