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Hagerstown in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

1970-1990

Era of Socio-Economic Transition

 
 
1970-1990 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), March 1, 2020
1. 1970-1990 Marker
Inscription.  
1970
Hagerstown's first network-affiliated television station, WHAG, begins broadcasting on January 3. It was affiliated with the National Broadcasting Company (NBC).

1971
In June, a regional history magazine begins publishing under the title The Maryland Cracker Barrel.

1974
Valley Mall, the first enclosed regional shopping mall in Washington County, opens for business on August 15th.

1986-89
Hagerstown annexes large tracts of land southwest and east of the city and constructs Wesel Boulevard and Eastern Boulevard to spur commercial development.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsEducationEntertainmentIndustry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles. A significant historical date for this entry is January 3, 1970.
 
Location. 39° 37.957′ N, 77° 43.416′ W. Marker is in Hagerstown, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on South Potomac Street (Maryland Route 56) just north of West Memorial Boulevard, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map.
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Marker is at or near this postal address: 527 South Potomac Street, Hagerstown MD 21740, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1950-1970 (a few steps from this marker); 1990-2010 (a few steps from this marker); Winslow Forthman Burhans, Sr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Florence Wall MacMichael Myers McCoy (within shouting distance of this marker); 1930-1950 (within shouting distance of this marker); Clara Holmes Jenness Hamilton (within shouting distance of this marker); Ann Carroll Fitzhugh Smith (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Kennedy (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hagerstown.
 
1970-1990 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), March 1, 2020
2. 1970-1990 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 2, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 182 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 2, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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