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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 August 17th.

25 Years Ago

August 17, 1994 – Wednesday

“Chambersburg Learns about family cemetery”

To the editor: For years, I have been trying to find the Hershey cemetery in Franklin County, but could not find it. 

Then Daniel R. Lehman sent a picture of Andrew Hershey ‘s stone in a small cemetery after which L.D. Calimer wrote the stones had been placed near a tree and the cemetery converted to farmland. . . Now, thanks to the efforts of Leland Puttcamp, Wheaton, Illinois., the Kittochtinny Historical Society, plus three men Donald Hess, Samuel Kuhns and Mr. Showalter of Five Forks farm, the Hershey stones have been removed and placed in Mount Zion Cemetery, Quincy Township. 

I am most grateful to all these men for their help and wish to express my gratitude. 

Ruth Fish 
Boonville, Ind.

50 Years Ago

August 17, 1969 – Sunday

“YMCA Leaders School Opens”

IT'S A GOOD FIT - Four girls from the PACAA Leadership Training School are busy putting decals on shirts for the school.  From left to right are Cand*** Martin, Asbury Park, N.J., Junior counselor; Rachel Christie, Meadville; Ann Kleeman, Meadville; and Sharon Spainhour; Meadville junior counselor.

100 Years Ago

August 17, 1919 – Sunday

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• Mrs. Daniel Hoover, formerly of this place but now of Philadelphia is visiting in the home of her brother, Monroe Sellers of near Marion

• Ed. Kohl, wife and two daughters, who have been spending the past week in Chambersburg and vicinity, left for their home in Lancaster.

• Miss Catherine Lohman has returned to Philadelphia, accompanied by her grandfather, W. L. Stuart, who will visit in Philadelphia, Clifton Heights, and New York before his return home.

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