25 Years Ago (week of Dec. 31, 1967-Jan. 6, 1968):* The...


January 10, 1993

25 Years Ago (week of Dec. 31, 1967-Jan. 6, 1968):

* The Maryland Fire Underwriters Rating Bureau stated in a letter to the County Commissioners that there was an "urgent" need for a fire stations in Columbia and in the vicinity of Routes 29 and 108. A report filed in June 1966 had requested seven new stations in the county, marking three as being of "utmost importance," but nothing had been done in the 18 months since the earlier report.

* Positive feedback was received this week from the Department of the Interior on the subject of having Ellicott City's B&O Railroad Station declared a national landmark.

50 Years Ago (week of Jan. 3-9, 1943):

* It was announced this week that Howard County has exceeded its quota for Series E War Bond purchases for the month of December. The quota for January 1943 was $35,000.

Information for this column was compiled by Diane Mullaly from the files of the Howard County Historical Society's library.

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