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Brevard Rotary Club: 1947 To Today - Déjà Vu All Over Again!


September 19, 2019

The year was 1947 and there was much good news to celebrate.

The country was at peace after World War II.

The U.S. Marshall Plan to reconstruct post-war western Europe was signed.

Major League Baseball allowed Jackie Robinson to “play” and Chuck Yeager became the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound.

But that wasn’t all. On Aug. 28, 1947, several prominent Brevard businessmen gathered at the Franklin Hotel to found the Rotary Club of Brevard. John I.

Anderson, the club’s first president, was the business manager of Brevard’s newspaper – yes, The Transylva...

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