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Nevin P. Dellinger was born in New Market in 1932. He graduated from New Market High School in 1950 and the same year enlisted in the US Army for a three year period.

Dellinger deployed to Korea as a part of the 15th Infantry Division where he…

This photo shows Corporal Linden Zirkle of New Market fusing a tank mine somewhere in South Korea. It appeared on the front page of the September 7, 1950 Shenandoah Herald. At the time the United States forces in Korea were attempting to stop the…

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Pictured here is Jacob C. Saylor (left) with his Army buddy Corporal Lippki. Both were machine gunners in the Korean War. The image appeared in the Shenandoah Herald.

Jacob C. Saylor was a New Market native that deployed to Korea on July 31st…

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A picture of Harold "Sparky" Sutphin. It appeared in the Shenandoah Herald when they reported he had been killed in action on November 9, 1950. He was 20 years old.

Harold had deployed to Korea as part of 38th Infantry Division which was…

This photograph, taken by local photographer Hugh Morrison, shows Harold Ritenour of Woodstock.

Harold Ritenour was born in Woodstock Virginia on March 25 1925. He served first in World War Two with the United States Marine Corps. After the war…

This photograph, taken by local photographer Hugh Morrison of Woodstock, shows Eugene Carson Ritenour, US Army, and his family.

Eugene Carson Ritenour was born in Woodstock on May 7, 1927. After graduating from Woodstock High School, he joined…

This photograph, taken by Hugh Morrison, shows Charles R. “Dick” Cooley of Woodstock.

Cooley was born in 1925 and graduated from Woodstock High School in 1943. He was deployed to Korea in 1950 as part of the 2nd Infantry Division. Late in…

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A picture of James E. McKenzie, US Army. It appeared in the Shenandoah Herald on September 7, 1950 when the paper announced he had been killed in action in Korea. On September 7, 1950 the Shenandoah Herald Private James E. McKenzie, 18, of Quicksburg…

Letter from Joseph M. Hines, a Toms Brook native who was then serving in the United States Marine Corps, to his parents Duval and Mary Hines in Toms Brook Virginia. The letter was sent from Camp Joseph H. Pendleton in California on October 17, 1943.

A letter written to W.R. Merriam of the Liberty Iron Furnace Company threatening to destroy the "Dinky" railroad, which connected the furnace with Edinburg Virginia, unless James Sine and Thomas Foltz were fired.

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On July 26th, 1918 local photographer Hugh Morrison took this photograph of local men preparing to basic training at Camp Humphries, now Fort Belvoir, in Fairfax County Virginia.

It was taken on the steps of the Woodstock Depot. It was from here…

Photograph of students at the Lebanon Church School sometime around 1910. Pictured are, from left to right:

Row 1: Ethel Beeler Heishman, Eula Beeler Walker, Mary Rhodes Himelright, Emily Funkhouser Miller, Lizzie Holtzman Hockman, Virginia…

Undated photograph showing members of the Lantz Mill Band. They are, from left to right:

Row 1: Oscar Coffelt, Frank Fadeley, Sam Daleley, William Cook.

Row 2: Jim Coffman, Will Windle, Charlie Cook, Luther Coffman, John Eastep, George…

This photograph, which originally appeared in the Washington Post, shows a group of women during the Woodstock Bicentennial Celebration in 1952. The women are, from left to right, Mrs. Charles Wolverton Sibert, Mrs. Lyle Shelton, Mrs. Nelson Lynn,…

Photograph showing Johnnie Bemis with his 1913 Model T touring car. He was arrested soon after buying this car for speeding in Woodstock. The officer, who was riding a bicycle, reported he was travelling 15 miles per hour. Bemis was at one time owner…

Photograph showing a class of students taught by Marguerite Artz at the Woodstock Elementary School. Pictures, from left to right, are:

Row 1: Leo Ryman, Tommy Morrison, Larry Wilkins, L.B. Shelton

Row 2: Larry Seal, Donnie Shrum, JoAnn Miller,…

This photograph shows the Hamburg Cornet Band sometime around 1915. Pictured from left to right are:

Row 1: Rawley Newland, Albert Heishman, Beuford Hamman, John J. Myers, Vernon Vehrencamp, Will Stonner

Row 2: Will Painter, Tom Myers, W.L.…

Photograph showing the Stickley-Boyer Building on the corner of Court and Main Street in the Town of Woodstock. This structure, and a large portion of this block, were destroyed by fire in 1904.

Photograph showing the Woodstock High School Class of 1930. Picture from left to right are:

First Row: Ione Beydler, Wilbur Newman, Edna Miller, Virginia Stickley, Jay Pence, Joycie Williams, Lisa Fleming, Robery Ramey, Romaine Foster.


A photograph showing the Magruder House and property on North Main Street in Woodstock Virginia. In the 1960s the house was demolished and the land was redeveloped as the Woodstock Shopping Center.

A photograph showing Earl Dyer of Woodstock taken by Hugh Morrison of Woodstock.

Earl Franklin Dyer had enlisted in the US Army in May of 1945. A native of Woodstock, he was living in Mananas Virginia at the time because it was the closest High…

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An image of Joseph Luther Burner of Maurertown Virginia. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on January 7, 1942 and was trained in Parris Island South Carolina.

On October 26 1942 he was deployed to the Pacific where he served in the…

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Photograph showing the aircraft observation tower located in New Market Virginia. Such towers were built and staffed by local civil defense groups in order to warn of possible enemy attack and to monitor aircraft over the area.

Photograph from the Shenandoah Herald newspaper showing Technical Sergeant Edwin C. Keys reading that newspaper while deployed to India during the Second World War. This photograph was part of an advertisement encouraging individuals to buy…

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Photograph showing the aircraft observation tower located in New Market Virginia. Such towers were built and staffed by local civil defense groups in order to warn of possible enemy attack and to monitor aircraft over the area. This image appeared in…
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