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 July 16.
25 YEARS AGO
Saturday – July 16, 1994
CHAMBERSBURG – “Farm / Dairy News”
Franklin County Farm / Dairy. In 1994, members of the Franklin County area’s agriculture community are facing new challenges, including downsizing of government offices that provide help, lesser profits for fruit and the controversy over production-enhancing hormones. Read about these issues, plus other stories about local farmers and farm families, in a special section inside today’s Public Opinion.
50 YEARS AGO
Wednesday – July 16, 1969
“Conversancy Sets Meeting”
Cumberland Conservancy, watershed association for areas drained by the Yellow Breeches and Conodoguinet Creeks, will hold a meeting Sept. 15 at 8 p.m. in Carlisle Town Hall, 53 W. South St.
Area of interest to the Conservancy includes all of Cumberland County, St. Thomas, Letterkenny, Lurgan, Southampton, and Orrstown in Franklin County, as well as parts of Perry, York and Adams counties.
Citizens of these areas are invited to attend the meeting when proposed by-laws will be adopted, and directors elected. ! Those attending the September meeting may join the conservancy as charter members.
100 YEARS AGO
Wednesday – July 16, 1919
“ Gallery of Portraits of High School Faculty – Principal”