1922, Danville man caught with 200 gallons of liqor; 1947, wastepaper collection plans upset; 1972, crossing guard shelter too short when the hat is worn; 1997: family of six in Bassett die in fire.
1922, Who's been visiting whom; 1947, Home Demonstration Club tour public frozen food storage; 1972, TVs stolen from Talmadge Appliances; 1997: demolition begins on old hospital.
1922, farm auction near Leatherwood; 1947, 826 new members of Patrick Henry Civic Music Headquarters; 1972, ambulance part returned; 1997: possible substation in industrial park.
1922, women form The Henry County Improvement Committee; 1947, white cotton bloomers on sale at Globman's; 1972, VMNH decides on old hospital site.
1922, "a most excellent dinner" for the football team; 1947, Infantile Paralysis, Inc. meets; 1972, Sonny Wade to be grand marshal of Christmas parade; 1997, babies are expensive,
1922, Figsboro grist mill burned; 1947, Princess Elizabeth marries; 1972, “I’m gonna run like hell”; 1997, sewer service in Rangeley.
1922, American Dining Room Furniture Company to be started; 1947, Advance Store Toyland; 1972, shelter for the school crossing guard; 1997, Rev. Elijah Niblett celebrates demolition of nuisance trucking terminal.
1922, "100 Men Wanted at Once"; 1947, Offerings in classified ads; 1972, "Damn, you would have to show up now"; 1997, Hooker donates Hooker Field.
1922, State Home Demonstrator gives lessons in food; 1947, Martinsville milk producers ask to increase prices; 1972, store in trouble on Blue Laws; 1997, proposed sites for new VMNH location.
1922, Lester Live Stock & Grain; 1947, non-Communist oath; 1972, proposed Sugartree Recreation Park moves from Axton to Pittsylvania; 1997, MHC Chamber building to get addition.
1922, New furniture plant coming to Martinsville; 1947, Tally Ho Bridge Club winners; 1972, Sale guard is praised; 1997, neighbors ban together to enforce Villa Heights lawn-mowing.
1922, New train schedule means new mail schedule; 1947, frozen foods locker plant opens to the public; 1972, Religious week at PHCC; 1997, deer runs rampant inside a house.
1922, Local girls only got third place in District Bread Judging Contest; 1947, Dudley Walker gets visit from his parents; 1972, telephone repairman sees unusual sign; 1997, Rangeley residents urged to sign up for sewer services.
1922, Hallowe'en pranks; 1947, Randolph and Prillaman elected into office; 1972, voting reactions; 1997, local teachers go to Russia.
The Martinsville-Henry County Historical Society will host its monthly Sunday Afternoon Lecture series, “April 1865: Danville, Martinsville, and the End of the Civil War,” with Jarred Marlowe at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, at the Historic Henry County Courthouse.
1922, mules, wagon and liquor confiscated; 1947, tobacco sales resume; 1972, veneer press falls off truck; 1997, Pat Conrad honored.
1922, woman thrown from husband's motor-cycle basket; 1947, tobacco ban lifted; 1972, Gilley family appreciative; 1997, Bo Brown commentary.
The Veteran Service Officers (VSO) committee will host the 74th Annual Veterans Day Service at 11 a.m. at the HJDB Event Center in Bassett on Friday with Charles Clay as speaker.
1922, Old General Apathy has been in full command; 1947, Miss Shirley Adkins is first safe driver winner; 1972, helpful strangers; 1997, Martinsville rejects Colonial Downs.
1922, District Bread Judging Contest; 1947, Stegall boy recovering from infantile paralysis; 1972, an orderly Halloween; 1997, Villa Heights track pickup.
1922, Convention meets; 1947, tobacco troubles from British ban; 1972, homemade candystriper uniform stolen; 1997, Bassett Moose Lodge haunted house.
1922, County-wide teachers meeting; 1947, Boaz Ice Cream Co. opens in Collinsville; 1972, sorry, wives not invited; 1997, Old Dominion Cloggers impress in Oklahoma.
1922, Man killed by train on way home from the fair; 1947, 14-year-old Alfred Stegall dies of diphtheria; 1972, peace in Vietnam close; 1997, Bassett Furniture Industries Inc. awarded.