50 Years Ago (week of April 19-25, 1942):* In response to...


April 22, 1992|By Diane Mullaly

50 Years Ago (week of April 19-25, 1942):

* In response to Gov. Herbert R. O'Conor's call for the organization of the Minute Men of Maryland, Augusta Kossman of the Harwood Park area of Elkridge formed the Women's Rifle Club of Harwood Park. All area women who owned guns were invited to join. Kossman wanted to organize an auxiliary unit of"Minute Women" in the event that an emergency arose during the day while the men were away at work. Kossman was an expert shot and had a shooting range in her basement where the women could practice.

* The Howard County Public Library requested that any county residents with Howard County-related photographs of historic interest donate the photos to the library. If enough photographs of people, places and events were received, the library planned to set up displays inEllicott City and other parts of the county.

25 Years Ago (week of April 16-22, 1967):

* Another recommendation was made to the Federal Aviation Administration this week for the construction of a general-use airport in Howard County. The proposed airfield would be in the Ellicott City area and would have a 3800-foot runway.

* It was announced this week that Ryan Homes had begun construction of six model homes in the new city of Columbia. The company planned to build about 100 homes in Columbia's new neighborhoods of Bryant Woods, Faulkner Ridge and the Birches. The homes would range in price from $19,750to $35,000 and up. An average $35,000 home was a two-story colonial with four bedrooms, two bathrooms, living room, family room, dining room, kitchen, laundry room, and two-car garage.

Information for this column was culled from the Howard County Historical Society's Library.

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