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Down Memory Lane for Aug. 20

Aug. 12, 1976 “The country is different. You’re either rich or very poor; there is no in-between class. It really makes you appreciate what we have here in our country,” said Mike Tupper of Washington. His sentiments were echoed by…
Down Memory Lane for Aug. 13

June 17, 1976 Dick Pierson of Amissville considers himself one of the last practitioners of a dying art, a master of a craft that is no longer being properly taught. He is a calligrapher of the old school, instructed in…
Down Memory Lane for Aug. 6

June 10, 1976 The Raney family has come a long way from 10 grapevines in their New York backyard to Farfelu Vineyard in Flint Hill. Some of  those first 10 vines are still around but they’ve been transplanted around the…
Down Memory Lane for July 30

May 20, 1976 One of the newest businesses in Rappahannock County is Charlie and Frances Eldred’s Washington House of Reproductions. Located in the handsomely restored old mercantile building next to the old hotel on Main Street, between Middle and Calvert…
Down Memory Lane for July 23

April 22, 1976 The Early Birds of Amissville have been just that — working early and late to prepare a new diamond for the baseball games scheduled this season. The Early Birds are sponsored by Early’s Carpet Sales and Service…
Down Memory Lane for July 16

March 15, 1976: Most of the apple crop in Rappahannock County was wiped out this past weekend when a killing frost froze the apple blossoms that were almost in full bloom.

March 4, 1976 Emergency service at Washington was wiped out Saturday afternoon when the water tanker and ambulance collided on Route 211 at the entrance to the Amissville fire house and carnival grounds. According to Trooper. W. Weatherholtz, Bruce Critzer,…

Feb. 12, 1976 The old barn on the Bird family farm in Jefferson, Md., had not aged gracefully. After 150 years, the shingled roof was rotted through and the foundation sat four feet or manure. With the passing of a…

Feb. 5, 1976 Grand opening for an auction house and furniture store in the “Lea Building” in Washington is scheduled Saturday, February 7, by the proprietor, John Walker Jenkins of Sperryville. Mr. Jenkins has been an auctioneer for many years…

Jan. 29, 1976 The Rappahannock County Library has announced the appointment of Mrs. Edward F. Hufstedler as librarian. Mrs. Hufstedler, a two-year county resident of Amissville, is thoroughly qualified for this position through library science studies and years of varied…
Down Memory Lane for June 11

Jan. 22, 1975 Bradley Williams has resigned as president of Chester Gap Fire Department after serving in this capacity since 1964. The organization was established in 1959 and has grown since that time. Mr. Williams was given a plaque in…

Jan. 15, 1975 A New Year rash of larcenies has plagued Rappahannock County, with incidents occurring in all areas. Since the drug thefts which were reported last week, a theft was reported by B. E. Schumacker of Flint Hill. A…

Dec. 11, 1975 A request from the heirs of J. L. Williams for a rezoning and an exception to the subdivision ordinance was denied by Rappahannock’s supervisors at their meeting last Thursday, Dec. 4. Attorney T. C. Lea, speaking on…

Dec. 4, 1975 Several Piedmont Virginia hostesses and restaurants are featured in the November issue of Gourmet magazine, including Mattie Ball Fletcher of Rappahannock, Gene Prendergrast of Loudoun and restaurants in Leesburg and Middleburg. In “Little Washington,” a label she notes is not…

Nov. 27, 1975 A familiar scene in Rappahannock for the past few weeks has been great trailers loaded with tall pine trees lumbering along the highways. The delicate long-needled branches blowing in the wind appear to be waving a farewell,…

Oct. 9, 1975 The Woodville General Store, known for the past 30 some years as Burke’s Grocery, will continue to be operated by the new proprietors. The Falls have been in charge of the store since the death of Mrs.…