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Franklin County history

These photos of bygone eras are collected from readers and newspaper files. Special thanks to local historian Mike Marotte for his photo contributions over many years to the Public Opinion.

Franklin County history

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Long's Crossing in 1910

Queen Street progress in 1912

Cumberland Valley R.R. passenger train in July 1916

  • Ann Welch
    Ann Welch

    My Mom was born in 1916 in Upper Strasburg, Pennsylvania. I love this picture!

Repository on North Main Street in 1908

Franklin Fire Company #4 on North Franklin Street in 1904

T. B Wood & Company on North Third Street circa 1880.

Plasterer's florist truck

  • Ann Welch
    Ann Welch

    Oh my goodness! I still use Plasterer's Florist!


County pharmacy bottles

PO History Club meeting

Mill of the Moss ice cream shop memorabilia

Ice cream container from the Old Mill

Ax head

  • Ann Welch
    Ann Welch

    This was found on December 30, 1957.

Chambersburg High School pennant

  • Ann Welch
    Ann Welch

    My Mom had one of these pennants!

A local piggy bank

King Street Elementary

  • Ann Welch
    Ann Welch

    I remember King Street Elementary School in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.

Chambersburg airplane crash

Greenvillage toll house

Trinity United Church of Christ at 129 E. Seminary St. in Mercersburg.

WWII aluminum collection in front of the Franklin County courthouse.

Snowy Hill fire tower destroyed by vandals

Bester's Icehouse in Richmond Furnace

James Buchanan's birthplace in Mercersburg.

Tayamentasachta in Greencastle

Memorial canteen