Out Of The Past

50 Years Ago

April 7, 1971

An area of Lexington designated as the “Lexington Preservation District” was accepted for inclusion in the Virginia Landmarks Register.

Carol Ann Dixon, an 18-year-old Lexington High School senior, was crowned Miss Rockbridge 1971 in a pageant held at LHS auditorium.

The folk group Foxglove, comprised of Washington and Lee University students Peter Homans, Charlie Browning and Lexingtonian Lindlay Goolrick, spent several weeks working on a professional recording of their music in Nashville, Tenn.

20 Years Ago

April 11, 2001

Mark Cline’s Enchanted Castle Studios near Natural Bridge, a local attraction since 1993, went up in flames. The cause of the fire was unknown and considered suspicious.

A letter writer from Lyme, Conn., said that he would contribute to the defense fund of cadets participating in evening prayer at the mess hall should the ACLU take the institute to court over the issue. In an editor’s note, it was explained that if VMI had been taken to court, the “defense fund” would have come from Virginia taxpayers, as a state attorney general would have represented the school.

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