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Blast from the Past

May 02, 2001

Blast from the Past



Week of April 29, 1951


The walls of offices and corridors of City Hall are sporting fresh coats of paint in pale green and cream, with the exception of the walls of the Mayor's office and City Clerk's office which were painted a brilliant pink color.

The new American Legion home on Northern Avenue was formally dedicated last night in ceremonies in the Legion ballroom.

Historian Samuel Cohen read a history of the local group, bringing out the fact that the post's name is actually spelled incorrectly. Instead of being Morris Frock Post, it should be Maurice Frock (Court House Honor Rolls), but the error was made in the beginning and since has never been changed.

Permits for the installation of gas furnaces will not be issued for an indefinite period because of an insufficient number of pipelines tied into the gas system serving Hagerstown.




Week of April 29, 1976


Every day a few acres of Washington County's dwindling supply of land is used to bury more than 200 tons of the county's steadily mounting load of trash, including metals, glass and paper.

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Someday in the not too distant future, the county may have a system to recycle much of these materials, thereby reducing the amount of land needed to bury waste.

While job prospects for new college graduates are beginning to brighten across the nation, the situation locally remains dim.

"Many degrees which are in demand in a metropolitan area are not needed locally," said Leonard Jones, manager of the Employment Security Administration.

The state has approved a bid to place the Maryland Theatre on the National Historic Register, a Hagerstown official said Sunday.

The action may bring the owner, Gerald Minnich, who purchased the old downtown building last year, a step closer to securing the remodeling funds he is seeking.

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