Looking Back: Franklin County’s history May 30th

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 May 30th.

25 Years Ago

May 30, 1996 – Thursday

“Couple create home pages”

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A St. Thomas couple recently started a company that creates Internet home pages for local businesses.

B.J. Reed and her husband, Tom Sabo, also opened a directory for Franklin County businesses on the Internet.

The couple, whose company is registered as W W Webster, design text and graphic files that are displayed on the Internet. They own a host computer that stores files and posts them on the Internet.

A home page allows businesses to advertise their products and provide information to customers.

The directory, which can be found at http:www.FranklinPa.com, allows browsers to view a business’s home page by clicking on its name. Businesses that have already developed a home page can list themselves in the directory at no charge.

For more information, call Reed and Sabo at 369-4951.

50 Years Ago

May 30, 1971 – Sunday

“Library Turnstile Hits Million Mark”

The counter on the single exit turnstile at Shippensburg State College’s Ezra Lehman Memorial Library clicked for the one millionth time last weekend, dramatically illustrating the importance of the facility’s service to students and faculty.

Forcing the counter to the one million mark was Christina Harclerode, Mount Union, a senior elementary education major who graduated from the college Friday night.

It was particularly appropriate that Miss Harclerode was the one to push the library past that milestone. She has taken a sequence of courses in library science and worked in the library for the first two years it was open.

The millionth visitor passed through the library almost three years to the day after the facility was occupied in May 1968. Miss Harclerode was the recipient of a gift of flowers from the library staff in commemoration of the occasion. Miss Carol Wall, acting librarian, made the presentation.

The library has grown since it opened. It now houses 200,000 books on open stacks and 210,000 additional volumes on microfilm. The library subscribes to more than 2800 periodicals and 25 local, metropolitan and foreign newspapers. Research resources include a large reference collection, numerous general and subject bibliographies, several abstracting services and all of the essential indexes.

100 Years Ago

May 30, 1921 – Monday

“18 High School seniors are on honor roll ”

Chambersburg – Eighteen of the graduating class of the local high school are on the honor roll, having made an average of “over ninety percent during their four years’ course.

They are: Dorothy Miller. Beatrice Nute, Mary Beam, Helen Kauffman, Drucilla Stager, James Blckley, “William Greenawalt, Frances Nye, Edward Gordy, Benjamin “Warfield, Herbert Keefer, Margaret Forney, Thelma Kump, Mary Myers, Ruth Osier, Eva Overcash, Julia Renfrew.


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