25 Years Ago* The largest ever real estate transaction in...


January 10, 1993

25 Years Ago

* The largest ever real estate transaction in Carroll County took place when Dr. Marvin Rabin of Bethesda purchased 88 acres of land from the B .F. Shriver Company for $498,000. Rabin's firm, the Hibkot Corporation, acquired the parcel located across from Westminster Motors along Route 140 at the intersection with Center Street. -- Democratic Advocate, Dec. 21, 1967.

75 Years Ago

* The matter of closing Franklin, Wakefield, Freedom, Mt. Salem and Old Fort schools was again reconsidered and the Carroll County Board of Education decided to re-open Franklin, Wakefield and Old Fort schools, with the understanding that they were to be kept open so long as the average of each school was above the legal requirement, and in case the average fell below the legal requirement they were to be closed indefinitely. In the matter of Mt. Salem and Freedom schools, the board will allow 2 cents per child per mile for transportation for every day they attend school.-- Union Bridge Pilot, Dec. 14, 1917.

100 Years Ago

* Oakland Mills -- The large woolen factory of Nicholas W. Steele, known as Oakland Mills, on the North Branch of the Patapsco, near Haight, Freedom district, . . . was destroyed by fire Monday afternoon. The fire brigade formed by workmen of the mill made prompt and energetic efforts to suppress the fire, but the blaze spread with such rapidly that the whole structure was soon a mass of flame. The efforts of the men were then turned to protecting the surrounding buildings and saving as much of the stock as possible, and so effective were their exertions, that all the other structures, some of them in close proximity to the burned mill, were preserved and a considerable quantity of manufactured stock was saved uninjured. -- American Sentinel, Dec. 17, 1892.

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

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