Echoes of the Past is a collection of historical articles curated from The Virginian Review and other publications archived since 1914. You may be exposed to content that you find offensive or objectionable. For historical purposes and accuracy, articles are reprinted in their original, unedited form, and do not reflect the opinions and beliefs of the publisher.
November 11, 1923
99 Years Ago
Y.M.C.A. May Take Over Old Church Site
The sale of the old Presbyterian Church, corner of Maple and Riverside Avenues, to J.G. Jeter, having been confirmed by the congregation of the church at a meeting yesterday, which followed the morning service, agitation was begun today to have the property developed as a Y.M.C.A. The property was bought at auction Saturday. The congregation of the First Presbyterian Church will move to their new church on Maple Avenue on January 1. Several businessmen interested in the organization of a Y.M.C.A. here seem to be enthusiastic about the opportunity welfare building.
November 11, 1957
65 Years Ago
Report Says Soviet Space Dog Is Dead
Death reportedly has claimed the Russian dog Laika, first earth creature to penetrate outer space. The report of Laika’s death was published today by the Italian Communist newspaper D’Unita, quoting its Moscow correspondent.
November 11, 1982
40 Years Ago
Brezhnev Dead At 75
Leonid I. Brezhnev, who ruled to the Soviet Union for 18 years, pursued détente with the West and raised his country to nuclear parity with the United States, has died. He was 75. The official Tass news agency said today that the president and party secretary general had died a “sudden death,” at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.
November 11, 2002
20 Years Ago
Hail, Rain, High Winds Hit Areas Of Virginia
A series of thunderstorms raged through central Virginia early Monday, bringing high winds, hail and heavy rain. Dime-size hail pelted parts of Moneta and 40mph winds split and toppled trees and downed power lines, leaving hundreds without power.
November 11, 2007
15 Years Ago
Honoring The Veterans
Clifton Forge VFW Post 4299 and other veterans remembered Veterans Day Monday by placing a wreath at the monument in Veterans Park in Clifton Forge. Holding the wreath in the center of below photo, is Quartermaster Winnie Spangler, left, Chaplain Willard Camp, center, and Senior Commander Doody Morris, right. Other VFW members and veterans, from left, Hazel Johnston, Jimmie Buchanan, Bob Berry, the Rev. Tom McHenry Jr., Richard Erskine, Tony Lytle, Tom O’Meara, Jack Easter, William Vickery and Jack Kimberlin.