Outgoing Washington County Historical Society President David Marshall or “Hobo Dave”, RIGHT, gave a presentation for the Historical Society’s annual banquet on the railroads of Washington County, assisted by real life railroader Bob Howard, LEFT. There were many more railroads and short lines in the county 100 or even 50 years ago and it
Take Me Out To The (Vintage) Ball Game – Murphysboro Clarkes Bringing 1860’s Rules Baseball To Nashville
The Murphysboro Clarkes will take on the St. Louis Union in an 1860-rules base ball game on Saturday, April 29, at Memorial Park in Nashville. By Alex Haglund If you build it, they will come. Or in the case of the Washington Historical Society and the Murphysboro Clarkes, if you host it, they
The soft maple tree in front of William Brammeier’s home on Oakdale Blacktop was planted in 1918 by his father, Theodore Brammeier. By Alex Haglund A century is a long time. A very long time for a person. For a tree? Not quite as long, but a tree still sees a lot in
This photo from The Nashville News archives is of the Oakdale basketball team. A member of The Nashville News staff who played basketball in this area stated that she believed it to be from the 1970s, due to the knee socks. After looking through various area yearbooks though, we discovered that knee socks were
What’s Happening In This Photo?
The Classic Photo featured in the February 15, 2017 edition of The Nashville News featured three men standing in front of a propeller-driven airplane, one of the men holding a one-wheeled measuring device of some sort. We’ve heard back from two readers, Dennis Hoelscher and Clarence Bauza, both of whom identified the man in the