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Chambersburg Area School District Foundation

Take a look back at news and photos that occurred 25, 50, and 100 years ago in Franklin County, PA.

25 years Ago:

Sunday, May 15, 1994

Harrisburg – Entry forms are available for the 1994 Pennsylvania Senior Games, scheduled July 26 – 30 at Shippensburg University. This event, featuring 20 competitions, is open to Pennsylvania resident amateur athletes, age 55 and older.

50 Years Ago:

Thursday, May 15, 1969

Fayetteville – Kenneth Shannon, 9 years old, 395 Westview Rd. in Fayetteville, cut of the scalp incurred when he fell from the “monkey bars” in school.

100 Years Ago:

Thursday, May 15, 1919

William Cameron Sproul
William Cameron Sproul 27th Governor of Pennsylvania In office from January 21, 1919 – January 16, 1923.

Harrisburg – Governor Sproul today proclaimed the following concurrent of the state legislature: “that the governor of this commonwealth be and is hereby authorized, empowered, and directed to proclaim Thursday, May 15th, 1919, a legal holiday to be known as “Welcome Home Day.” I request that our people give careful attention to our demonstrations planned in honor of the gallant soldiers, sailors, and marines -defenders of the of the republic and civilization…”

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We are excited and have so much planned for our youth this year

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