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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 Jan. 6th.

25 YEARS AGO.

January 6, 1995  Friday

“At the top of her game”

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Megan Wingert, of the Chambersburg Trojans, competes on the uneven parallel bars en route to a first-place finish during the Trojans’ victory over Waynesboro in a high school gymnastics meet Thursday evening.

50 Years Ago

January 6, 1970  Tuesday

“New Traffic Lights”

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CHAMBERSBURG – Work began this morning on installation of new traffic lights on Lincoln Way East (Route 3): at the Stoffer Avenue Walker Road intersection.

This photo was taken from the north side of the highway.  Stouffer Avenue runs to the south and Walker Road to the south from Route 30. 

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100 Years Ago

January 6, 1920 – Tuesday

“At The Theatre – “Come Along Mary”

CHAMBERSBURG – “Come Along Mary,” which will be the attraction at Orpheum Wednesday night, boasts of having one of the prettiest scenes of any present day musical attraction. 

The opening of the second act is laid In Hawaii, and shows the grounds of the Oriental Hotel near Honolulu. Immense trees with their over-hanging roots, and branches loaded with a wealth of beautiful brown foliage, and the golden flowers, peculiar to the Hawaiian Island. 

In the distance can be seen the outline of the lake, with its sparkling water under the soft rays of the Hawaiian moon.  About the hotel gardens are seen groups of people, visitors, travelers and the native Hawaiian girls in their dresses of grass and flowers, while from the distance comes the sweet music of the ukulele and the guitars of the Hawaiian singing their love songs, telling the “sweetest story ever told” as only the Hawaiian songs can tell it, and completing one of the most of stage pictures.  

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Looking Back: Franklin County’s History on Feb. 28th

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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 Feb. 28th.
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