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 now the Corner Store, Thornton River Grille and Rudy’s Pizza. A little bit of the original 1929 Thornton River bridge (the replacement of which is still under construction) can be seen at the far left, and the Sperryville Schoolhouse – which was actually a schoolhouse back then – in the more distant background.

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