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 19th.
25 Years Ago
August 19, 1994 – Friday
“Turtleheads Begin Practice”
CHAMBERSBURG – The Chambersburg Turtleheads have begun practice for their fall rugby schedule. Practices are held at 5 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday at the Chambersburg Area Middle School. Anyone interested in playing for the Turtleheads may contact Steve Wright (263-3022) or attend a practice.
50 Years Ago
August 19, 1969 – Tuesday
“Rhone calls home from Vietnam”
POND BANK – Sp-4 Greg Rhone, stationed in Vietnam, surprised his family late Thursday afternoon by phoning home.
Rhone is a son of Deloris L. Rhone, and the late Franklin P. Rhone.
Although his mother was working at the time he called, his sister, Debbie, 19, received the call. He graduated from Chambersburg Area Senior High School in 1957.
Rhone, who has been in Vietnam since February, received basic training at Fort Jackson, S. Ca., and training at Fort Dix, N.J., prior to leaving for Vietnam.
His address is, HHC 199th Infantry Brigade, APO San Francisco, Calif., 98279
100 Years Ago
August 19, 1919 – Tuesday
“Truck Train Passes Through Chambersburg”
CHAMBERSBURG – A truck train, with 110 men belonging to the air service, arrived here at noon yesterday from Gettysburg. The train is accompanying an air fleet which is mapping the Lincoln Highway. The train took lunch at the canteen and in the afternoon left for Bedford, where it was scheduled to spend the night