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TBT – Boston, MA – 1989

July 23, 2015
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If you saw this week’s blog post on Monday, then you know that Boston was this week’s stop on Martin’s All-American Road Trip. A modern city, Boston still has many historical sites that date back to the American Revolution and the founding of our country.

In 1989 the Martin family visited Boston and the surrounding area. They walked along “The Freedom Trail” and saw the site of the Boston Massacre, the Paul Revere House, the Old North Church, the USS Constitution, the Bunker Hill Monument, and several historic cemeteries…a vivid reminder that freedom is not free. They later visited Plymouth Rock, where the pilgrims in the Mayflower landed, and a beach on Cape Cod.

Below you can see photos of some of the places they visited:

Meanwhile back at Martin’s bakery

1989 was a busy year of growth for us. We built and started using Phase 4 of the bakery; we began using our first palletizers; and Jim Martin and others were busy researching the new-fangled gadgets called “hand-held computers.” These devices would revolutionize the way our business was done when we started using them the very next year.

1989 was also a sad year for us as we said good-bye to a much-beloved father, grand-father, and great-grandfather. Laban Wenger, who was Lois Martin’s father and the founder of Wenger’s Bakery, a small local bakery in Chambersburg, passed away in 1989. However, he left behind a great legacy in his strong Christian faith, his commitment to family, and his hard work and baking skills. He was an inspiration to us all and is still greatly missed.

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