OUT OF THE PAST

50 Years Ago

Oct. 14, 1970

About 500 people attended a ceremony in Lee Chapel to commemorate the 100 th anniversary of Gen. Robert E. Lee’s death. Lee was praised by Washington and Lee University president E.R. Huntley for saving the college from folding when he took over as president. Lee’s great-grandson, Robert E. Lee IV, was present for the event.

Larry Bond, Harold Morrison and Emory Potter – all science teachers at Lexington High School – attended the Virginia State Science Teachers conference at Virginia Beach.

The Glasgow First Aid Crew won fourth place in a statewide contest in which 65 crews participated. In the contest, a simulated emergency was set up to test the members’ life-saving skills.

25 Years Ago

Oct. 18, 1995

Martha Doss, director of Lexington’s visitor relations, announced her retirement. The number of tourists visiting Lexington each year more than doubled during Doss’s tenure.

Peter Sils and Jean Dunbar bought the old Lyric theater on Main Street in Lexington. The couple planned to restore the building and turn it into condominium apartments.

Musician Mike Seeger of Lexington was among the performers featured at the 16th annual Museum of Appalachia’s Tennessee fall homecoming.

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