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A Herndon High School diploma from 1949 and bicycle frame made out of wood by Herndon resident William Kephart built around 1900, on display at the Herndon Depot museum.

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Herndon’s History on Display

Town’s rail history still major part of downtown.

Commander William L. Herndon, never actually set foot in the town that bears his name. The naval commander died 22 years before the town was founded, going down with his ship, the S.S. Central American, when it sank in Sept. 1957 off the coast of Cape Hatteras, loaded with three tons of gold.


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