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Blast from the Past 3/14

March 14, 2001

Blast from the Past 3/14



Week of March 11, 1951


Clear Spring elementary students have contributed their own money to purchase two evergreen trees that they will plant and dedicate to the memory of Clear Spring soldiers who died in World Wars I and II and the Korea fighting.

Did anybody lose a 2-ton truck bed last night in Hagerstown? City police recover all kinds of lost and stolen items, but the green-colored truck bed is about the biggest item to be recovered here.

As of noon today no one had claimed the truck bed.

The Hillside Coal Company office on South Foundry Street was broken into and ransacked last night by a thief or thieves who netted 50 cents for their efforts.

Week of March 11, 1976


Three local men have offered to donate a 22-acre tract of undeveloped land to the Washington County Board of Education for use as a site for the long-sought new county middle school.

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Judge Paul Ottinger, attorney Ralph France and Realtor J.R. Holzapfel are offering part of a 185-acre tract on Leitersburg Pike, almost in the exact center of the area prescribed by the school board.

John Lefever Jr. of Maugansville owns an unusual item - an old bill of sale printed, not on paper, but on heavy cloth. The advertisement, the work of the "Mail Publishing Company, Printers, Hagerstown, Md." was found in a pile of feedsacks, almost in brand-new condition. It publicized a farm sale held by G.S. Middlekauf March 14, 1893, at his Avondale farm 3 miles from Clear Spring on Broadfording Road.

Starting at midnight Sunday, the cab ride that now costs 80 cents in Hagerstown will go for $1.

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