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The Green Book

For many Americans, the 1950's were a golden age of driving. For African Americans, travel along Route 66 was a challenge that required them to pack their own provisions because they could not count on receiving goods or services, regardless of how much money they had.

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Local History

Rothermel Mill

A short history of the Greene County Roller Mill that was later known as the Rothermel Brothers Milling Company.

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Kilties

What did it take to be a Kiltie? This short article covers some of the requirements sophomore girls needed to meet to become a member of the marching group in 1953.

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Fern Nance Shumate

The obituary of Fern Elaine Nance Shumate gives a history of a local journalist and author and a glimpse into her full life. 

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Lon Warford

Lon Warford reflects on his forty-five year service with City Utilities, from 1908 to 1953. He gives an inside look at the care needed to maintain the old carbon arc street lights.

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