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by DAN KAUFFMAN | July 15, 2003
kauffman@herald-mail.com CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - After spending 16 years as an assistant football coach at the high school and collegiate level, Donnie Lee Tucker has finally been handed the reins. Tucker was introduced Monday as Jefferson High School's new head football coach during a news conference at the Jefferson County Board of Education. It was an emotional moment for Tucker, whose parents attended the conference. "If there's an A to Z in the emotion range, I think I hit every one of them and some twice," Tucker said.
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May 15, 2002
Located in southern Washington County, the town of Brownsville was named after John Brown, the son of Tobias Brown, who operated a tannery in the heart of the community. John Brown followed in his father's footsteps at the tannery, which also housed the town's post office. It was in 1830 that President Andrew Jackson appointed John Brown as Brownsville postmaster, a position he held under 15 different presidents. With the election of Grover Cleveland in 1884, Brown relinquished the position, but not before he achieved the distinction of being the oldest postmaster in terms of service and age in the country.
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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.
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August 21, 2000
Douglass-Brown meeting place marked By DON AINES / Staff Writer, Chambersburg CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Blue and yellow state historical markers dot the landscape of Franklin County, Pa., but a new marker unveiled Monday commemorating an 1859 meeting between abolitionists John Brown and Frederick Douglass has some people thinking of bigger things. continued Brown met with Douglass, the ex-slave and statesman, at a stone quarry along the banks of the Conococheague Creek on Aug. 19-21.
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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.
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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.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | October 29, 1999
YORK, Pa. - The chief interpreter for the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park said he hopes the new owner of an 1859 poster urging residents to stay inside during the execution of abolitionist John Brown will return the artifact to Harpers Ferry, W.Va. Fat chance, said buyer Wesley Small of Hanover, Pa. The poster's going to Gettysburg. Small spent $6,000 for the poster at an auction of John Brown and other Civil War artifacts at the York Fairgrounds in York Friday. The auction resumes today.
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By DAVE McMILLION, Charles Town | September 20, 1999
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A "one of a kind" collection, including a piece of the scaffolding on which abolitionist John Brown was hanged in Charles Town and one of the handbills posted to alert the public to the 1859 execution, will be auctioned next month, according to two people familiar with the sale. [cont. from front page ] The items are in a collection that was built by the late Thornton Tayloe Perry, a Charles Town resident who worked as postmaster, was a military officer during World War II and lectured on local history.
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November 28, 1998
By DAVE McMILLION / Staff Writer, Charles Town photo: DAVE McMILLION / staff photographer HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - John Brown's Bible, one of the most valued artifacts belonging to the famous abolitionist, has been returned to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park after a brief absence. The Bible, along with other musuem pieces, was removed from public display to protect it from the flood of January 1996, which caused $2.8 million in damages to the park.
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September 25, 1998
By LAURA ERNDE / Staff Writer Filmmakers are coming to Washington County next week to shoot scenes for a PBS documentary about abolitionist John Brown. A small Los Angeles film crew will set up at the Kennedy Farm near Sandy Hook, where John Brown planned his raid on Harpers Ferry, W.Va. --cont. from news page -- The shoot is scheduled for Friday, said Producer Robert Kenner. The documentary will be shown on the Emmy Award-winning PBS series "American Experience" in the year 2000, 200 years after Brown's birth.
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