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2019

Merger? Consolidation? Annexation? Confusion Waynesboro and Basic City

- Early on, there was cooperation and goodwill between the two towns with each supplying goods and services to the other.
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Merger? Consolidation? Annexation? Confusion Waynesboro and Basic City

- In 1739, the land was plentiful, the forests virgin and full, the springs supplied clear water. The South River, while not suitable for shipping was great for damming and milling, the soil fertile for farming and the clay ideal for making bricks.
2019

Waynesboro’s Great Fire

- After the great Waynesboro fire, Mill Street, which ran behind the mill and separated it from the grain elevator, was eliminated.
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Where is Anthony Wayne buried?

- Except for one recorded incident in Ohio in 1794 when a tree fell on his tent rendering Wayne temporarily unconscious, the General seemed to have endured the many battles unscathed.

William Henry Sheppard: Missionary, adventurer, activist

- Born less than a week after the American Civil War Battle of Waynesboro in March 1865, William Henry Sheppard is the most notable native of Waynesboro. Both erudite and religious he had a sense of adventure that led him as a missionary to Africa where he laid witness to the barbarity of colonialism.

Billy Graham’s daughter will be keeper of the flame

- Wednesday was a day of reflection for Ruth Graham (far right in photo) as she thought about the death of her father, the world’s most famous evangelist, Rev. Billy Graham.

 


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