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Oral history interview featuring Mary Beth Price conducted on June 17 2021 at the Box Office Brewery in Strasburg Virginia.

The interview focuses on her life growing up in Strasburg Virginia, her career as a local government employee and…

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Photographs (x2) of students from Strasburg High School in costume for the 1929 May Day parade and festival.

One photograph is labeled "May Day - 1929 - Seniors" and the second is labeled "What 'We' Wore."

The individuals in the photograph…

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Card with attached ribbon issued to Zelda Lichliter by the Massanutten Garden Club for their Flower Festival.

The card is undated.

Zelda Lichliter was a resident of Strasburg Virginia. The Massanutten Garden Club operates in the same town.

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Picture of a photograph of two women holding books and standing behind a man seated on a chair. The photograph includes a border with the words "Stickley & Bros." and "Strasburg, VA." at the bottom.

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Unidentified members of the musical group, "Massanutten Mountaineers" pose for a promotional photograph. This group was from Strasburg, Va.

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Vesper Hall is located near Strasburg on Route 55 very close to the I-81 interchange and across the road from the old Capon Road Depot. This stately home was built circa 1860 by Jacob Pifer and, by 1885, was used as a hotel. William Rupp, a locally…

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Photograph of the loan document signed by D.A. Glaize of Lebanon Church on April 21, 1939, promising to pay the Massanutten Bank of Strasburg the sum, $2,449.42. The collateral he put up for the loan was the "Orndorff Bond".

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View of Cedar Creek at Painters (Panther) Cove near Strasburg. This is a remote area and best accessed by canoe or kayak. The name, "Painters" is a corruption of "Panthers" as panthers formerly frequented the cavities. The word, "Panthers", is still…

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Unidentified people relaxing at Painters (Panther) Cove on Cedar Creek near Strasburg. This remote area is best accessed by canoe or kayak. The name, "Painters" is a corruption of "Panthers" as panthers formerly frequented the cavities and are still…

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View of North Street, looking west, as it climbs the hill just past the Town Run.

"Bank's Fort," a Civil War fortification dating to 1862 can be seen at the top, right of the image.

The house in the foreground and far left are still standing…

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Portrait of Eleanor Balthis, who taught music and government at Strasburg High School for many years. She lived on Queen Street in Strasburg.

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Nate Platt, from Strasburg, wearing his U.S. Army uniform. The Shoulder sleeve insignia denotes the 29th Infantry Division, nicknamed the Blue and Gray Division.

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Group of high school students in front of the Strasburg High School. The following have been identified:
1st Row (l to r): ?, Cecilia Horan, Marguerite Boles, Mildred Fund Gordon, Ada Lineburg, Beatrick Booth, Dorothy Lutz, Lillie Lichliter…

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Group of Strasburg High School students posed in front of the section of the school that later burned. The following students have been identified: Front row (l to r) ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, Marjorie Lichliter, John Saum; 2nd row (l to r): ?, ?, ?, ?, ?,…

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Portrait of Joan Spengler when she was young. She was raised on Delray Farm in Strasburg but spent every summer from the time she was 14 riding for Pringle Brothers Stable of Oshkosh, Nebraska. She rode in local fairs and even competed in the Ladies…

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Portrait of Julia Stickley, who worked as a 1st and 2nd grade teacher in Strasburg. She graduated from Strasburg High School and attended the State Teachers' College (now called JMU) in Harrisonburg. Her 1925 yearbook photograph noted she was a…

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Photograph of the Hotel Machir at the corner of Fort Street & Washington Street in Strasburg. The original structure was built in 1881 and was called the Chalyebeate Springs Hotel. Chalybeate’s reputation as an excellent lodging house would continue…

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Photograph of Strasburg Presbyterian Church located at 325 S. Holliday Street in Strasburg, Virginia. Dedicated in 1830, it was used as a hospital by Federal troops during the Civil War.

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Portrait of Courtney Sullivan as a young woman. She graduated from Strasburg High School in 1947.

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Portrait of Courtney Sullivan as a young woman. She graduated from Strasburg High School in 1947.

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Early photograph of Spangler's Mill on the southern edge of Strasburg on Route 11. Two unidentified men are also in photo. Built in 1797, the mill was close to the confluence of Cedar Spring Run and the North Fork of the Shenandoah River.

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Looking east towards Signal Knob Mountain from Strasburg. The railroad bridge runs close to the Shenandoah and Warren County line.

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Spangler's Mill was located on the southern edge of Strasburg on Route 11. The building is still there today. The water-powered mill was built in 1797, close to the confluence of Cedar Spring Run and the North Fork of the Shenandoah River.

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Photograph of the Strasburg school building on High Street in Strasburg. It was built in 1910 and replaced the original Strasburg Academy.

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Photograph of the old Strasburg High School located on High Street in Strasburg, VA.
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