Shenandoah County Library Archives

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Color photograph of "Highway Post Office One" passing the Shenandoah County Courthouse in 1988.

The Highway Post Office was inaugurated in 1941 with a Washington DC to Harrisonburg VA route. In 1988, the Smithsonian and US Postal Service…

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Program for "Peter Muhlenberg Day" marking the dedication of the Peter Muhlenberg Plaza in Woodstock Virginia held on October 1, 1975.

The plaza was constructed as part of the community's celebration of the American Revolution Bicentennial.…

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Single sheet playbill for "The Christmas Nativity" featuring the Woodstock Players with the Verse Speaking Choir and Glee Club. The program is dated 1940.

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Broadside advertising the Woodstock Academy's "
Semi-Annual Exhibition," dated February 15-16 1827.

The exhibition appears to have included a variety of theatrical productions such as monologues and numerous lectures.

The Woodstock Academy…

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Letter sent from "Betty Saufard" of Orange Virginia to Margaret Revere Hoffman Hoffman of Woodstock concerning their upcoming semester at Madison College (now James Madison University in Harrisonburg Virginia) and the "A. A. sports carnival" to be…

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A November 4, 1936 edition of the "Sez Who," a newspaper published by the students of the Woodstock High School in Virginia.

The newspaper contains information about upcoming events, school activities, and local advertisers.

The name Margaret…

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Photograph showing the officers of the Woodstock Woman's Club dated June 21, 1956. The photograph was published in the Shenandoah Herald Newspaper.

Pictured from left to right are:

Lacy Boyer
Emily Logan
"Mrs. Frank Humston"
Helen…

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Photograph of the French Brothers Dairy located on Water Street in Woodstock Virginia.

The image is labeled by the producer "France Brother Milk D.H."

It is dated 1980.

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Miniature photograph of Hattie Fravel. The image is dated on the reverse "January 3, 1898."

Hattie was a resident of Woodstock Virginia.

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Unidentified cadet from MMA wearing his school uniform.

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Photograph showing the Hotel Holtzman located in Woodstock Virginia.

The hotel's staff, several of which are African American, and numerous other individuals are also pictured.

This structure stood at the current site of the Shenandoah County…

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Photograph showing the Shenandoah County Courthouse in Woodstock Virginia.

The image is undated, but would have been produced in the first part of the 20th century.

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Concert program dated December 7, 1947.

The concert headliner was Russell Abbott "Bass-Baritone." It was held at Massanutten Academy (now Massanutten Military Academy) in Woodstock Virginia.

Abbott sang eleven songs in four acts. Willard…

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Photograph of Rev. A. A. J. Bushong.

A Lutheran Minister, Bushong served several churches in Shenandoah County during the late 20th century. This includes Mt. Zion Lutheran Church at Fairview which he led from 1884-1895.

Born October 2, 1832,…

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Snapshot of Woodstock Virginia's downtown business district dated May 1928.

The image was taken near at the intersection of Main and Court Streets and looks south. Visible businesses are:

-Holtzman Hotel
-Geary Hotel
-New York…

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Photograph of Pete Blentson, Rena Pappas Blentson, their children Angelo P. Blentson (center) and Helen Blentson (right). The girl on the left is unidentified.

Pete was a partner in, and later co-owner of the New York Restaurant in Woodstock…

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Wedding photograph of Pete Blentson and Rena Pappas Blentson. The couple were married in 1931.

Both were Greek natives who immigrated to the United States in the first half of the 20th century.

Pete was a partner in, and later co-owner of the…

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Photograph of Pete Blentson, Rena Pappas Blentson, their children Angelo P. Blentson (left) and Helen Blentson (right). The girl in the center is unidentified.

Pete was a partner in, and later co-owner of the New York Restaurant in Woodstock…

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Photograph of James G. Kotsianas.

A native of Kalesmenon, Greece, James was the proprietor of the New York Restaurant on Court Square in Woodstock, Virginia, from 1922-1947. He was known locally as “Jimmy the Greek”.

We are unsure of the year…

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Photograph of James G. Kotsianas (left) and Pete Blentson (center) with his wife Rena Blentson and children Angelo and Helen.

James, Pete, and Rena were all Greek immigrants who came to Woodstock Virginia in the early 1920s. James and Pete…

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Damaged photograph of James G. Kotsianas.

A native of Kalesmenon, Greece, James was the proprietor of the New York Restaurant on Court Square in Woodstock, Virginia, from 1922-1947. He was known locally as “Jimmy the Greek”.

We are unsure of…

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Photograph of James G. Kotsianas (seated) and his friend and business partner, George Pappas (standing).

James Kotsianas was a Greek immigrant who came to Woodstock Virginia in 1922 to open the New York Restaurant, located on Court Square where…

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Photograph of James George Kotsianas (right) and his friend and business partner, George Pappas (left).

James was a Greek immigrant who came to Woodstock, Virginia, in 1922 to open the New York Restaurant, located on Court Square where the…

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Photograph of James G. Kotsianas, super-imposed onto a photograph of his wife, in-laws, and two oldest children in Greece.

Identified (l to r) in the picture are: the young wife of Father George Ligdis, Father George Ligdis (James G. Kotsianas’…

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Photograph of a paper stock certificate from 1935, and issued by the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. It indicated the bearer of the certificate owned 36 shares of the National Bank of Woodstock.
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