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Blast from the past

September 05, 2000

Blast from the past



Week of Sept. 3, 1950


Norway's footwear industry sent a nine-man team of shoe experts here to learn how American manufacturers have been able to increase production while reducing costs. The men toured Hagerstown Shoe Co. on West Franklin Street yesterday, and talked with local shoe manufacturers at a luncheon at Fountain Head Country Club.

The Williamsport-Clear Spring road from Williamsport to Pinesburg is not going to be rebuilt this year as originally planned by the County Commissioners because the project does not meet the requirements of the president's directive cutting federal spending for construction that is not essential to the war effort.

Charles Laughton, famed screen star, will highlight the 1950-51 lyceum series of the Washington County Teachers Association at Hagerstown High School auditorium.




Week of Sept. 3, 1975


State and Hagerstown police reported several auto mishaps but said there were no serious accidents and no fatalities over the Labor Day weekend. They speculated that rain and cold weather slowed traffic and cut the number of vehicles on the road.

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About 75 expectant onlookers gathered on the lawn of Hagerstown Junior College as Mark Vindivich and Steve Klick attempted to shatter the 303-feet, 6-inch world record for egg throwing. Sixty times they tried, but the result was always the same splattered egg.

The value of an acre of farmland in Washington County has risen steadily and increased by more than $200 an acre in 1974 alone, according to an economic study just completed by the Washington County Planning Commission staff.

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