25 Years Ago (week of Nov. 12-18, 1967):* A six-mile...


November 22, 1992|By Diane Mullaly from the files of the Howard County Historical Society's Library.

25 Years Ago (week of Nov. 12-18, 1967):

* A six-mile stretch of Interstate 70 North was opened this week, linking Howard County with the Baltimore Beltway via Routes 29 and 70. The project had begun in March 1964, and had cost $9,387,000. An additional three-mile stretch of Route 70, running west of Route 29 to Marriotsville Road, was expected to open in the fall of 1968.

50 Years Ago (week of Nov. 15-21, 1942):

* Howard County responded well to the state's first surprise blackout. The county's participation was considered to be 95 percent. Ellicott City residents responded quickly, extinguishing all lights. Those who did not respond claimed that they had not heard the sirens. Vehicular traffic also responded well to the alarm: There were no reports in the county of blackout violations by motorists.

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