Out Of The Past

50 Years Ago

Feb. 24, 1971

Plans were announced for the opening of Lexington’s first travel agency. Travel Unlimited, located on the ground floor of the Stonewall Jackson Home, was owned and operated by Bonnie Drumm.

Mrs. H. Russell Robey was elected chairman of the board of trustees handling the restoration of the old Buena Vista Court House.

A young California couple who won a trip to Virginia on the show “The Dating Game” was given a tour of Lexington provided by the chamber of commerce.

20 Years Ago

Feb. 28, 2001

Anita D. Filson was elected to fill a juvenile and domestic relations court vacancy in Augusta County. A Rockbridge County attorney, Filson was the first female elected to the bench in the 25 th Judicial Circuit and the first judge to be appointed from Rockbridge County in 21 years.

A fire at the Advanced Drainage Systems plant in Buena Vista caused the evacuation of the nearby Valley Cinemas on Beech Avenue. This was done as a precautionary measure and the building was undamaged.

The concrete deck of Interstate 81 over Buffalo Creek was severely damaged by fire after a multi-car wreck during a sudden snowstorm.

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