Out of the Past

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Posted: February 18, 2013

Winchester Rotary Club members traveled to Washington, D.C., in 1924 to meet with President Calvin Coolidge and to present him with a specially engraved invitation to attend the first Apple Blossom Festival, to be held May 3, 1924. Standing with Coolidge in front of the White House were Rotarians (from left): Robert Gray, Will Cooper Sr., Harry Sartelle, Robert Barton, Douglas Fuller, unknown, Spot White, Burr Harrison, Will Glass, President Coolidge, Paul Pierce, Dan Leatherman, Carter Glass, unknown, Nelson Page, unknown, Andy Bell, T.W. Harrison, Robert Glass, Harry Flood Byrd Sr., Dad Ryan. The photograph is from the Stewart Bell Jr. Archives of the Handley Regional Library.

100 years ago

Mr. S. Rosenthal, a traveling salesman for a Baltimore wholesale firm, who has been making regular business visits to Winchester for many years, was in town this week, and while…



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