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A HISTORY OF

— —1864 June 15 John Kline killed in Rockingham.
—1866 John W. Taylor begins teaching at Lacey Springs.
—1866 School for colored children organized in Harrisonburg

by Misses Martha Smith and Phoeby Libby, of

Augusta, Maine.

— —1868 February Lutheran Church in Harrisonburg rededi-

cated.

— —1868 July 13 Old Waterman home near Harrisonburg burns.
—1868 Thurman movement in Rockingham culminates,
—1869 Rockingham Home Mutual Fire Insurance Company

organized.

—1869 First railroad opened to Harrisonburg.
—1869 New stage line opened from Harrisonburg to Shenan-

doah Iron Works.

—1870 January Musical Million established at Singer's Glen.
— —1870 January Navigation opened on Shenandoah River in

Brock's Gap.

—1870— October Destructive Floods.
— —1870 December 25 Destructive fire in Harrisonburg, south

side of Public Square.

1871— Harrisonburg graded school organized under new public

—school system J. S. Loose, principal.
—1871 U. S. District Court located at Harrisonburg.
— —1872 January 6 West Rockingham Mutual Fire Insurance

Company organized.

— —1872 April Redivision of Rockingham County into 5 town-

ships.

—1872 John Cover builds tannery near Conrad's Store.
— —1873 September 29 Valley Normal School at Bridgewater

opened.

— —1874 March First train over Valley Railroad from Harrison-

burg to Staunton.

— —1874 November Grading on Narrow Gauge completed from

Harrisonburg to Bridgewater.

—1874 Third Court House erected.
—1875 Shenandoah Collegiate Institute at Dayton founded.

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