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by JULIE E. GREENE | June 18, 2006
HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Bob O'Connor has long been fascinated by the story of infamous abolitionist John Brown and various curiosities associated with his tale. He shares many of those intriguing facts in his first book, a historical novel, "The Perfect Steel Trap: Harpers Ferry 1859. " For instance, future Abraham Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth - another historical figure O'Connor has had a lifetime fascination about - was at Brown's execution. Many of the curiosities or coincidences are left for the near-end of the book.
By PAT SCHOOLEY | March 31, 2000
Editor's note: This is the 126th article in a series about the historical and architectural treasures of Washington County. BROWNSVILLE - Pleasant Valley lies between South Mountain and Elk Ridge in the far southern reaches of Washington County. cont. from lifestyle The land is rural, sweeping down the mountains in woods and fields, still showing the patterns of early roads and settlements. Brownsville evolved from one of those settlements, grown from a small group of pioneers who made lives for themselves where the Brownsville Pass made crossing the mountain just a little easier.
August 30, 2006
Gordon Lynn is all about ethics To the editor: In a society that preaches "innocent until proven guilty," but is handicapped by our media circus that creates "guilty until proven innocent," we need a fair and just state's attorney who will fight for a fair trial. God forbid that anyone be unjustly accused of a crime, because an open-minded jury trial today would be difficult, if not impossible, after the media has attacked and accused. A vote for Gordon Lynn will ensure that our basic constitutional rights are adhered to, no matter which side of the courtroom he is on. That is what "ethics" is about.
By MARLO BARNHART | March 1, 1998
by Ric Dugan / staff photographer see the enlargement Reception at library salutes authors She feared she was the wrong gender and the wrong race to be writing a book about a black minister in Hagerstown. Nevertheless Jean Libby forged ahead. Her book, based on the autobiography of Thomas E. Henry, follows the ex-slave as he became the pastor of what is now Ebenezer AME Church on Bethel Street. Libby was one of 23 authors who accepted local historian John Frye's invitation to celebrate the reopening of the Western Maryland Room Saturday at the Washington County Free Library.
By RICHARD F. BELISLE, Waynesboro | May 22, 2000
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - John Brown's raid on the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry in October 1859 is part of the American story, and a little country church at Penn State Mont Alto shares in that story, the president of Penn State University said Monday. Graham Spanier's visit - with two busloads of new Penn State teachers in tow - happened to coincide with the local campus' rededication of Emmanuel Chapel. The rededication followed $325,000 in renovation work to the 146-year-old stone church.
September 10, 2009
'Lighting the Fuse' MIDDLETOWN, Va. - An original drama of John Brown and Robert E. Lee. Continues through Saturday, Sept. 26. 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays; and 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Wayside Theatre, U.S. 11. Tickets cost $10 to $30. Call 540-869-1776 or go to www.waysidetheatre .org 'Ring of Fire' BOILING SPRINGS, Pa. - A celebration of Johnny Cash as told through the songs he composed and recorded. Continues through Sunday, Oct. 4. Allenberry Resort Inn and Playhouse, 1559 Boiling Springs Road.
September 7, 2013
Pearl Myers Naylor, 86, of Smithsburg, Md., died Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at Coffman Nursing Home in Hagerstown, Md. Born Sept. 30, 1926, in Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Lester and Bertha Potter Brown. Pearl was preceded in death by her first husband, John K. Myers, and her second husband, Bob Naylor. She is survived by three daughters, Linda McKeever of Smithsburg, Cindy Wolfensberger of Hagerstown and Heidi Danjolu of Boonsboro, Md.; two sons, John Myers of Williamsport, Md., and Kenny Myers of Smithsburg; three brothers, John Brown and David Brown, both of Hagerstown, and Joe Brown of Thurmont, Md.; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
October 10, 2000
Congressional candidates debate in West Virginia By BOB PARTLOW / Staff, Writer, Martinsburg MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The first debate among the three candidates running for Congress from the second congressional district revealed differences in opinion about the role of the federal government. "I'm for less government and I mean it," said Libertarian Party candidate John Brown, who repeated the theme throughout the debate Tuesday night at the Apollo Theater. Republican Shelley Moore Capito also said she wanted to make government smaller, citing measures as public-private partnerships to find solutions to problems.
by HEATHER KEELS | September 22, 2005
It's as regular as the sunrise in this tiny Pleasant Valley town: Every morning at 9 a.m., down the hilly, winding road to the little white building with the blue U.S. Postal Service mailbox, comes Leon Yourtee to get his mail. If he wanted, the 90-year-old retired Army colonel could get his mail delivered to his door from Knoxville, four miles south on Md. 67 and just across the line into Frederick County, Md., but to him, and many of the town's other old-timers, the notion is unthinkable.
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