Take a look back at Franklin County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on October 20th.
25 Years Ago
October 20, 1994 – Thursday
“Paint Your Pumpkin”
Cory Richadson, 4, paints a pumpkin at Franklin Learning Center’s Harvest Day event. Preschoolers from five area school districts got together for fall-related games and learning.
50 Years Ago
Oct 20, 1969 -Monday
CHAMBERSBURG – Mrs. G. F. Sclichter, 225 South Sixth St., reported to police that a saddle and winter coat had been stolen from a barn on Walker Road where she stables her horse. The incident occurred sometime Friday night. The items were valued at $35.
100 Years Ago
October 20, 1919 – Monday
“YANKS WHO LOST BAGGAGE MAY GET IT RETURNED”
CHAMBERSBURG – Mrs. John W. Hoke, chairman of the home service committee of the local chapter, of the Red Cross announces that the Red Cross desires to assist each man from overseas to recover his lost property, as well as to help the government to dispose of the enormous accumulation at the piers of New York.
There are at present approximately 150,000 pieces of lost baggage belonging to members of the A. E. F. on the government docks at Hoboken, N. J., made up of 20,000 trunk lockers, 15,000 bed-rolls, 5,000 suitcases and 110,000 barrack bags which have come from overseas and remain unclaimed by their owners.
Much of this baggage is marked with names only and cannot be forwarded to the owners. In all cases a new shipping address is required. All owners of lost baggage should forward their claims and present addresses to the Lost Baggage Branch, Pier No. 2, Hoboken, N. J., with an accurate description of the missing property.
A complete card index permits prompt Identification and the baggage will be forwarded by express at government expense if on hand at Hoboken.