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Charles Town, West Virginia
April 30, 1959     Spirit of Jefferson Farmers Advocate
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]7~Fa~ ill ifi:~3 isy an act oi "Liie state legislature, Johnson was in- strumental in framing the act. He also assisted in forming the Downs original rules and regulations .r racing in the state. Two other interested local men: were the late State Senator Milton D. Rouss and the late Albert J. Boyle. Many times the three con- ferred on the possibilities of estab lishing a track at Charles Town. Early in 1933 the move was made to introduce the racing bill and on'May 9 of the same year it was enacted into law. Johnson, with many years of racing experience behind him, re- calls that the first Charles Town meet for three days started Aug- ust 10, 1933 and anbther meet was held in December el that year. Nei ther meet prospered. Since the Charles Town meet of 1934, racing in Jefferson County has grown. Now with a commun- ity population of about 5,000 per- sons, Charles Town, unlike any !other spot in America of compar- able size, has two thoroughbred t~acks. Under the 1933 law governing ;T t Big cachets Go Pay Back In 1853 Virginia Free Press and Farm- er's Repository-July 28, 1853; A TEACHER WANTED-A teacher is required for the com- mon school in District No. 12. To a competent and .faithful Teacher beside the regular salary of $275 a year-a liberal addition will be paid. Thomas W. Keyes. Com'r. Rippon. Virginia, April 28, 1853 A TEACHER WANTED-In Dis- trict No. 13. One well qualified and acceptable to the patrons of the Free school will receive an ad- ditional compensation of $50 or crated horse shows and had title to some of the lands now occup- ied by what is locally known as the Boyle track. Senator Rouss was president of the local horse show association in 1935 and then owned a large estate near Charles Town. $:5. J. S. William.% Comm. June 9, 1853 TEACHER WANTED-I wish to employ a Teacher for the Pree School in District No. 20, Salary $300. The teacher will receive in addition, a private subscription made up by the patrons. Immed- iate applications are requested. W. C. Worthington Comm'r District No. 20 July 7. 1853 the town , racing in West Virginia, its admin ~(~ .le~, .... l istration was under the Depart- ' ..... ' ' "- ~allSo:"u'~.~,~,~", }merit of Agriculture. The Cam- Ill ""':'lrlll ~L wme'Y ~nwn missiner f Agruculbure and the CO~~IU~ oerve aS racing see- , . ,~e~ ~f l~uYan ~)ow~s, me [ the late J. B. McLaughlin. Ill open "1 The Charles Town Horse Show I Ill :::~l~.~,u laan-muvuel wag lAssociation was formed in 1935 Ill J. Jack, Good Citizen The Potomak Guardian pub- lished at Martinsburg, January 14, 1796: Last Tuesday se'n night depart ed this life, Mr. James Jack, of Potomack, in Berkeley. He was u- mongs~t the first white children born in this vale:-he employed himself in vultivating the then wild woods and raised a respect- able family. He was a good citizen husband and father; and as a tes- timonial to his competency, satis- to the new and beuutitul Visit our air-conditioned and modern restaurant before and after the races. We have just installed many additional booths for your relaxing and dining Pleasure. When in Charles Town be SUre to stop at the . . . AND BEST WISHES TO On Your New and Modern Race Track. We hope that you will have a A and Y Xeellent Food - Excellent Service ,' Plenty of Relaxing Comfort CHARLES TOWN. W. VA. PHONE 769 CHARLES TOWN, W. VA. |act,on contc.mmc.nt, m thor. Gpld~,~,t~r favor: N, xan rat n,nrn qPTRIT OF ,IEFFER,qON Varmr, ADVOC.- TE world, he desired to be buried on t'natmn m 1960. ITHIIRSDAY, APRIl, ,20, 195! the same plantation, where he was ....... I }" ~ -- " :~---.k bm'n sixty one years ago. Polite lies o~ten begin with "]1 .. , have nothing to ,wear." ,, / m WE ARE PROUD TO HAVE BEEN SELECTED TO PROVIDE THE VARIOUS TYPES OF ATTRAC- TIVE AND EXCELLENT UNIFORMS FOR THIS NEWEST ENTERPRISE IN JEFFERSON COUNTY WHICH WILL HAVE A AND AND MAY 1-2 (Next to the Charles Town Postoffice) PHONE 353 CHARLES TOWN, W. II It I I I I t 2 INSURANCE, REAL ESTATE AND BONDS Formerly The W. Berry Grove Agency East Washington Street Charles Town, W. Va. Phone 216