Looking Back: Franklin County’s history June 2nd

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 June 2nd.

25 Years Ago

June 2, 1996 – Sunday


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Franklin County's history June 2nd

Memorial Square in Chambersburg is decorated for a celebration in this photograph from the turn of the century.

June 2, 1996 – Sunday

Courtney Stoner, 9, is Poppy Queen for 1996, crowned by the Auxiliary of St Thomas American Legion, Post 612. The annual contest involves girls ages 6 to 10. Five girls competed this year. Each girl has 50 poppies made by disabled veterans to distribute on a donation basis. The girl who collects the most is queen. Courtney collected $93.76.

50 Years Ago

June 2, 1971 – Tuesday

“Buchanan Conditions Improving”

Significant progress is being made toward improving conditions in the Buchanan Homes Area, according to James Clark, borough housing code enforcement officer.

Clark said he inspected all 176 units in the area and issued 162 violation notices. Four units were condemned as unfit for human habitation.

But, he noted that 46 of those units have been satisfactorily improved and 46 units had no violations.

Clark noted a newly developed sense of community cooperation. He said both the tenants and landlords are “cooperating beautifully” in making general community improvements.

100 Years Ago

June 2, 1921- Wednesday

“Camp WOHELO to open June 13; Gets tennis court”

Chambersburg – An interesting and enthusiastic meeting of the board of control for the Girls, Community Camp was held last night at the home of Miss Bess Eyster.

This was the last meeting before the opening of camp June 13. Many inspiring reports were heard from the various committees, but the most interesting, especially to the girls who love outdoor sports, will be the one concerning the talked of tennis court. Through the labor and efforts of the “Bear Valley Hunting Club” a very fine court has been made on the top of the mountain. Just back of the cottage, and a net and posts have been donated.

Many other improvements have been added, and all arrangements are being made for the opening day. One of the men of the board and his family will reside at the camp all summer arid parents sending their daughters there will appreciate the fact that the camp is being so well guarded.


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