25 Years Ago (week of Jan. 14-20, 1968):* Glenelg...


January 24, 1993

25 Years Ago (week of Jan. 14-20, 1968):

* Glenelg Dehydrators, a dehydrating company which produced corn and alfalfa pellets for feed companies, was destroyed by fire this week. In spite of the efforts of seven fire companies, every building, tool and piece of equipment was lost in the fire. However, the company's president, Dale Maisel, expressed the intention to rebuild immediately. The company, which had a nationwide reputation, was located behind Glenelg Country School off Folly Quarter Road.

* A 19-year-old resident of the Font Hill development in Ellicott City was seriously injured when a home-made explosive device blew up in his hand. The device was made from a CO2 canister similar to those found in seltzer bottles. The youth sustained severe damage to his right hand, and was rushed to St. Agnes Hospital where surgery was performed immediately.

50 Years Ago (week of Jan. 17-23, 1943):

* The value of some ration stamps and coupons was posted this week. Sugar stamp No. 10 was good for 3 pounds of sugar until Jan. 31. Coffee stamp No. 28 was good for 1 pound of coffee until Feb. 6. Gas coupon No. 4 was good for 3 gallons of gasoline, and fuel oil coupon No. 3 was good for 9 gallons of heating oil.

* The engineer, fireman and brakeman aboard a B&O Railroad train were killed when the engine of their train exploded as the train approached Woodstock. The explosion was felt within a one-mile radius of the train.

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

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