Out of the Past

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Posted: June 17, 2013

Theodore Kanotus and his wife, Clara, owned and operated the Royal Lunch restaurant on Kent Street in the 1950s and early 1960s. Their son, Johnny Kanotus, provided these photos, taken in 1953-54. Kanotus said his father did the cooking while his mother worked as waitress and cashier. They lived on East Lane. Kanotus now lives in Strasburg. He is searching for the identity of the other folks in the picture. If you know anyone in this picture, call him at 540-533-3867. The Royal Lunch still operates today

100 years ago

The original copy of Gen. Robert E. Lee’s farewell address to his army after surrendering to General Grant at Appomattox has been sold for $425 at the safe of the collection of…



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