125 Years Ago

Flag Raised


Herald of June 2, 1898

A flag measuring 8 by 14 feet in size made by Miss Anna Bolger was raised on a mammoth pole at the “Delta” where South Market and Locust streets meet in Martinsburg, as part of the community’s Memorial Day celebration. A procession to the cemeteries preceded the flag dedication At the cemeteries the impressive ceremony of decoration according to the ritual of the Grand Army of the Republic were gone through.

Two small children of Mr. Samuel Hanley of East Sharpsburg wounded a large black snake, measuring six feet. They wrapped it in their skirts and carried i...

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