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Danville Express

- June 27, 2008

50 years ago

The beloved old Valley Pioneer came out with a special Centennial Edition on Sept. 4, 1958. The front page featured a Western Union Telegram to Editor Semmes Gordon Jr. from President Dwight D. Eisenhower offering congratulations on the area's rich history.

The back page printed a poem called "Our Danville," written by the town's oldest living pioneer resident, Charlotte Wood, 94, who was born in 1864 at her family home in the Sycamore Valley. In between were stories from days gone by, chosen, in part, because "they were interesting."