Looking Back: Franklin County’s history April 7th

Franklin County’s history

Take a look back at Franklin County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on April 7th.

25 Years Ago 


“Today’s special – Chicken” 

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County's historyApril 7th

 John Wauls and other members of the Knights of Columbus and Chambersburg Rotary Club prepare chicken this morning for their annual fund-raiser.  

This is the 33rd year that the two organizations have co-sponsored Chicken N’ Stuff to benefit the Easter Seal Society.  

Chicken dinners will be served in the Chambersburg Area Senior High School cafeteria today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m.  Take-outs are available.  Tickets, which cost $5, are available at the door. 

50 Years Ago                                                                                                          

April7, 1971 –Thursday

“Army Veteran Twice Wounded” 

County's history April 7th

Word has been received here that Sp. 4 Craig E. Small, 19, son of Mr. aword, received, infantryman, nd Mrs. John D. Small, Glen Mills, has been wounded for the second time in Vietnam and is a patient in a hospital in Da Nang.  

Sp. 4 Small, serving as an infantryman with the 101st Airborne Division recently returned to active duty after having been wounded previously on Feb. 1.  In February, hchicken, Easter Sealmachinerye was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. 

 The serviceman is a grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. John D. Small Sr., who resided in Waynesboro. 

100 Years Ago 

April7, 1921Wednesday


A woolen mill is being established In Shlppensburg by J. Clapper, of York Springs, who has a mill there.   Blankets, batting, flannel and rag rugs will be made.  

The force of workmen will be increased as business grows.   Machinery has been brought from York Springe and Is being installed on North Penn Street. 


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