25 Years Ago* The 28-minute color movie, "The Carroll...


January 31, 1993

25 Years Ago

* The 28-minute color movie, "The Carroll County Story," produced by the County Economic Development Commission, will be premiered tomorrow at the County Office Building. The producer is L. Earl Griswold, associate sociology professor at Western Maryland College. -- Democratic Advocate, Jan. 25, 1968.

50 Years Ago

* Our citizens were shocked on learning of the sudden death from heart attack of John M. Roberts, aged 79 years, at the Hoffman Boarding house, East Main Street. Attorney Roberts practiced law in Westminster for a number of years. He was first in partnership with Harry M. Clabaugh and later with Benjamin F. Crouse. His father, the late Charles B. Roberts, had been congressman from this district, attorney general for Maryland, and at the time of his death, chief judge of this circuit. -- Democratic Advocate, Jan. 29, 1943.

75 Years Ago

* Tomorrow will be Groundhog Day on which is based weather predictions for the next six weeks by some prophets. Whatever weather he brings, it is to be hoped that before prescribing more snow, he will provide some place to store our present stock. -- Union Bridge Pilot, Feb. 1, 1918.

100 Years Ago

* At the closing entertainment given by the Kickapoo Medicine Company at the Odd Fellows' Hall on Saturday evening, an immense audience was present and standing room was at a premium. A gold watch was offered to the person guessing nearest the number of bottles of medicine sold by the company in this city, and was awarded to Mr. John L. Reifsnider Jr., who named 326 bottles, while the sales amounted to 327. -- American Sentinel, Jan. 28, 1893.

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

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