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125 Years Ago

Call Issued for a Parade

Herald of June 8, 1898

W. W. Knee, burgess of Martinsburg, issued a call for a public meeting for interested citizens of the community to take steps to prepare for a big Fourth of July celebration. It was pointed out that it was especially fitting that the coming holiday be observed in a big way because of the war with Spain.

On Saturday evening Roaring Spring was the scene of a parade and flag raising, the Grand Army and the P.O.S. of A. drum corps furnishing the music.

The Odd Fellows of Williamsburg made plans to observe the 50th anniversary of their lodge with a big celebration on June 17....


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