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County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on August 21st.

25 Years Ago

August 21, 1994 – Saturday

“Pony Stars Bring On Tapei”

Chambersburg Suburban American got an early Christmas wish: the players and coaches are going after a Pony World Series championship.

Friday night Chambersburg took advantage of some untimely miscues by Evansville, Ind., and claimed an 11-1 victory in five innings in the Pony (13- 14-year-olds) World Series.

Chambersburg (3-0) will play Chinese Taipei (2-1) at 3 p.m. today in the championship game.

“One word describes this team character; they just won’t quit,” Chambersburg assistant coach Lane Sollenberger said.

50 Years Ago

August 21, 1969 – Thursday

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CORN HUSKERS” LOTION AD? – While this picture could easily appear in any magazine for a hand lotion ad, it is still a common, but yummy, sight around Franklin County these days. J. Willis Brown, 40 Montgomery Ave., Shippensburg, is doing a bit of corn husking on the Ocker land, where he farms. He’s got a “bushel” of work ahead of him.

100 Years Ago

August 21, 1919 – Thursday

CHAMBERSBURG — Yesterday afternoon at a meeting of the stockholders of the Chambersburg Gas Company a lease for a long term of years with the Associated Gas Company, holding a charter for practically all of the townships surrounding Chambersburg, was ratified.


It Is the purpose of the Chambersburg Gas Company to extend its natural gas system. At the present time the line has been extended to a point near Stoufferstown and workmen are laying main pipes across the highway at various points. The pipes across the highway are intended to care for the extensions eastward after the construction of the Lincoln Highway is completed.

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