Franklin County’s history of July 22nd

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 July 22nd.

100 Years Ago 

July 22, 1920Thursday


One of the ludicrous features of the efforts to make a better road from Lincoln Way to Lemasters in response to requests from fruit growers, was the sight seen the next morning of two able-bodied men whitewashing the poles along the highway.

This seeming like wasted energy when the roadbed is in such bad shape and when the service, of such men could be more usefully employed.

50 Years Ago

July 22, 1970Wednesday

‘Puppies’ for Sale: It Shouldn’t Happen to a Dog”

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PARTING IS SORROWFUL – Four-year-old Barbara Wasson, of Pottstown, Pa., is a poor salesman and makes no bones about. She is holding one of the 11 Labrador retreiver pups which her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Wasson, are offering for sale. But Barbara makes it quite clear how she feels about parting with the pup. “Guess we’ll have to try another salesman,” said Mrs. Wasson
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IT SHOULDN’T HAPPEN TO A DOG – Wags, the pet of the H. E. Peterson family of Oklahoma City, looks properly dejected as she takes it easy with her broken leg. Her mournful looks seems to say it’s far from a dog’s life.

25 Years Ago

July 22, 1995  – Saturday

“Colt Stars open with 14 – 4 win”

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Jason Lucas Carbaugh of Chambersburg Suburban American heads back to first base as Hagerstown A’s Jeremy MacAliister waits for the late throw.

Chambersburg won 14 – 4 in the Colt Section Tournament In Little League play on Friday.

Chambersburg Suburban American opened the Pony Baseball Colt Section Tournament with an impressive 14-4 win over Hagerstown A Friday.

In the Pony Section Tournament opener, Chambersburg Suburban American crunched Howard County (Md.) 14-1.

The Guilford Major Girls softball team blanked Towanda 8-0 behind Holly Funk’s four-hit pitching.

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