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Letter to the Editor

Martinsburg Musings Spark Memories

To The Editor:

It brought me much joy to read Martinsburg Musings by Tom Reese. Tom and I are contemporaries so the town he described was the town I grew up in. Those of us who grew up in Martinsburg in the 1950s were as blessed as any young person could be. I could picture myself at 13 years of age (70 years ago) walking the town passing the businesses that Tom described.

I can think of only one addition/correction that I can make. As I remember, the grocery store in the Leidy building was called The American Store and was managed by Mildred King. For a short time there was also a small groce...


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