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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 Nov. 16th.

25 YEARS AGO

November 16, 1994 – Wednesday

“Schools in ‘Computer Age’”

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Student John Haynes in class.

Nine years ago, a $40,000 state grant helped Chambersburg Area School District enter the computer age. With that  money, district bought 20 personal computers. The district now boasts more than 1,000 computers and an investment in the neighborhood of $ 1 million.

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50 Years Ago

November 16, 1969   Sunday

“COFFEE HOUSE HAPPENING”

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In the soft candlelight of the “No Exit” Friday evening, an opening night crowd is entertained by the folk singing of Wilson College student Ruth Anne Byers.  Located in Trinity Episcopal Parish House.the “fun” place to go for entertainment for college age students and adults will open again Dec. 6, and begin regular weekly performances after Christmas.

100 Years Ago

November 16, 1919 -Sunday         

“GREENCASTLE WINS BY MAYOR’S OFFER“

Since the days when Vance C. Mc Cormlck was mayor of Harrisburg in 1902, it has been the custom of every mayor to perform at least one marriage ceremony , during his tenure in office. Each mayor has officiated and kept up the custom, but it seemed that no luck was coming to Mayor Daniel L. Keister, and fearing that he would go out of office without continuing the custom, he sent a clerk to the recorder’s office Friday to offer a $5 bill to the first couple that would come to the mayor to be united In marriage. 

Within a short time George Herbert Walter of Greencastle and Laura Belle Wanabaugh of Hellam, York county, appeared at the mayor’s office, and Mayor Keister officiated at his first marriage ceremony. 

The couple received the $5, and the mayor made no charge for his services. 

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Looking Back: Franklin County’s History On Dec. 16th

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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 Dec. 16th.

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