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50 Years Ago

Nixon Gets a Landslide Victory

Herald of Nov. 9, 1972

Morrisons Cove joined the nation in giving President Richard M. Nixon a landslide victory in his bid for reelection. The Republican president carried the Republican stronghold of Morrisons Cove by a margin of three to one.

Less than one hour after the polls opened at the Central High School auditorium lobby on Election Day, the school received a telephone bomb threat. Voting continued while students were sent to the gymnasium until a search of the building was complete. No bomb was found.

Paul A. Miller of Martinsburg was named to the new, full-time position of Park Admi...


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