Looking Back: Franklin County’s history May 6th

County’s history Dec 4nd

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 6th.

25 Years Ago

May 6, 1996Monday


Q. Did you know that Chambersburg was involved with the Pennsylvania Railroad’s entrance into the bus line business? (Submitted by Harold C. Gabler Jr., 691 Montgomery Ave. )

A. In 1926 the Pennsylvania Railroad made its first new bus acquisition with the purchase of five Whites, painted Tuscan red and lettered “Pennsylvania,” for service between Chambersburg and Piney Mountain Inn.

50 years ago

May 6 , 1971 – Thursday

“House Must Go”

ssapyaChambersburg – Aldin Frey, right, owner of Frey’s Dairy, stands in front of his century-old home, which is on the site of Falling Spring Road relocation for the new Rt. 30 bypass interchange. Sympathizing is Earl Stull, developer who said his properties will also be affected by the proposed interchange.

Editors note: The proposed bypass did not materalize .

100 years ago

May 6, 1921 – Friday


Carlisle – The case of the commonwealth against B. F. Beam, of Chambersburg, charged with violation of the motor vehicle law was given to the jury during the early part of the day yesterday by Judge Maust, who directed the jury to return a verdict of not guilty in the case but ordered that the costs of prosecution be disposed of as the jury saw fit.


Within a short time after the case had been turned over to the jury, they decided, that the costs be divided between Beam, the defendant, and Charles Steinhour, of Philadelphia, the prosecutor.