Looking Back: Franklin County history Aug 30th

Franklin County’s history

Take a look back at Franklin County history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on Aug 30th.

25 Years Ago

August 30, 1996 –  Friday

“Gettysburg PEACH HARVEST”

Gettysburg National Military Park will allow the public to pick their own peaches beginning Saturday at the Sherfy Peach Orchard in south Gettysburg.

Members of the Friends of the National Parks at Gettysburg will direct pickers to the best fruit, weigh and collect the fee of 40 cents per pound.

Pickers should bring their own containers. The orchard is on U.S. 15, south of Emmitsburg Road.  Parking is allowed along Birney Avenue.

The orchard will be open between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.  All people who live in Chambersburg are invited to come and pick peaches.

50 Years Ago

August 30, 1971 – Monday

“Dinner Honors Pilgrim Couple”

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Pilgrim, West Main Street, Fayetteville, were guests of honor at a dinner at their home in celebration of their 25th wedding anniversary Aug. 21.

The party was hosted by the couple’s four daughters and daughter-in-law.

A color scheme of silver and white was used, with a three-tier cake as the centerpiece for the buffet table.  A bouquet of white mums and carnations graced the gift table.  The Pilgrims received many cards and gifts.

Thirty-five guests attended from Chambersburg, Fayetteville and Mechanicsburg.  

Mr. and Mrs. Pilgrim were married Aug. 26, 1946, in First United Brethren Church, Chambersburg, by the Rev. Fred Christman.  Their children include Mrs. Charles (Sandra) McClure, 244 Grandview Ave.; Mrs. Donald (Sharon) Sharrah, Fayetteville; Tom Pilgrim, Fayetteville; Joanne, Debra, Michael and James Pilgrim, all at home. They also have five grandchildren.

Mrs. Pilgrim is the former Louise Vinson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Vinson, 523 Cumberland Ave.  Mr. Pilgrim, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Pilgrim Sr., is self-employed as an electrical contractor.

100 Years Ago

August 30, 1921 – Tuesday

“D.M. Bream Gets Huber Place on North Main”

Chambersburg – A.M. Bream, who has just secured the Buick Automobile Agency, has purchased from Mrs. Gertrude A. Huber the property on North Main Street now occupied by C. A. Aughinbaugh, iron and tin worker, and S. A. Baum, auto accessory dealer.   

Mr. Aughinbaugh will move on Oct. 1 to his new plant in the old Diehl, Omwake & Diehl elevator.  Mr. Baum’s lease does not expire until April 1.  

Mr. Bream will improve the property and plans to build a new sales room and garage, with a 36-foot front and running 266 feet to the alley.   


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