Out Of The Past

50 Years Ago

July 29, 1970

Lt. Gen. George R.E. Shell announced he was retiring from his post as superintendent at Virginia Military Institute.

Miss Rockbridge 1970 Pandora Dixon competed in the Miss Virginia Pageant in Roanoke. She was one of the 10 preliminary contestants in the pageant and scored well in the talent competition.

Work began to take shape on the massive dam for the county fishing lake near Collierstown.

25 Years Ago

Aug. 2, 1995

Josiah Bunting III became the 13 th superintendent of VMI.

Despite the summer heat and thunderstorms, the Rockbridge Regional Fair was a huge success with large crowds turning out every night for the rides and exhibits. The rodeo was especially well attended, as was the tractor pull.

The Buena Vista city manager warned City Council that if the city did not find a way to bring in more industry and business, city residents could see their property taxes increase as much as 24 cents by the year 2004.