History

Riding The Rails With Hobo Dave

    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

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100 Years Of Life In Washington County For Brammeier’s Tree

    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

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Oakdale Team Spirit – Classic Photo, March 8, 2017

    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

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February 15, 2017 Classic Photo: A Plane Kinda Day

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

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