25 Years Ago* Four places in Carroll County were included...


December 27, 1992

25 Years Ago

* Four places in Carroll County were included when the state and local police arrested 100 persons yesterday and seized 183 pinball machines and nine slot machines in a state-wide series of gambling raids for which about 140 warrants have been issued. One hundred bars, taverns, cafes, lounges, truck stops, crab houses and other establishments were raided in the fast-moving crackdown, which capped a six-week investigation by State Police undercover agents. The Carroll County establishments raided were: Wagon Wheel Restaurant, Finksburg; Bower's Restaurant, Westminster; Down Town Inn, Westminster, and Issie's Truck Stop, Finksburg. Democratic Advocate, Dec. 7, 1967.

50 Years Ago

* Mrs. Agnes Jones, a charter member of the Westminster Soroptimist Club, was elected president of the club at the regular meeting held on Monday night at the Carroll County Historical Society Home. Mrs. Jones succeeds Mrs. Gladys Wimert. Mrs. Mary Richardson will be the vice-president; recording secretary, Miss Bonnie Custenborder; assistant, Miss Martha Smith; corresponding secretary, Miss Adeline Hoffman; treasurer, Miss Irene Lippy, and the board member, Mrs. Helen D. Harbaugh. Democratic Advocate, Dec. 11, 1942.

75 Years Ago

* Uniontown -- Some petty pilfering has been going on in town. L. F. Eckard butchered the past week and while they were at supper, someone removed a pot of ponhaus. When they have finished eating the ponhaus, it would be kind to return the pan to Miss Louise Eckard. Some money also disappeared out of a purse in Theodore Eckard's kitchen. Times are hard and the winter promises to be severe, and people have different opinions about the way to provide for their wants. Union Bridge Pilot, Dec. 14, 1917.

100 Years Ago

* A freight wreck occurred on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad at Gaither's, near Sykesville, at 5:25 o'clock Friday morning of last week. Four cars of a freight train drawn by Engine 427, C.W. McAbee, engineer, were thrown from the track down an embankment. They were laden with flour, lumber, whiskey and merchandise. American Sentinel, Dec. 3, 1892.

Compiled from the archives of the Historical Society of Carroll County.

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