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Taken in the late 1890s, this photo shows the Bernard and Ruby Bolen homestead near Sperryville, in what is now Shenandoah National Park.
Washington column for April 10

Mail carrier Bobby Brown joins the Million Mile Club, Trinity Church returns from its Austrian sightseeing tour, CFC holds an open house and Easter is on its way in this week’s Washington column.
Photo: Out of the attic

Earl Johnson of Sperryville turned up this postcard on eBay — an artist’s rendering of the former Black Kettle Motel on Warren Avenue.
Photo: Out of the attic

At Rappahannock County High School in 1988, senior class officers (from left, Elizabeth Jenkins, Randy Jenkins, Guy “Butch” Foster and Sean Wayland) wore hard hats for their yearbook portrait.
Photo: Out of the Attic

The photo in the Dec. 13, 1962 Rappahannock News touted the “facelift” being given to the corner of Main and Middle streets, seen here as you approached the corner from the north. “All of the old buildings on the left…
Photo: Out of the attic

This is a picture of Raymond Lyle Rector, better known as Lyle, sent in recently by his daughter, Eleanor Rector James of Culpeper. The photo was taken in the early 1940s when Rector worked at Swartz’s Store – which is…
Celtic music headed into town

From contributed reports The high-energy pan-Celtic band Iona will take the stage at the Theatre at Washington for the first time at 8 Saturday, April 16. The Washington, D.C.-based Iona describes its shows as offering “traditional Celtic material . .…