25 Years Ago (week of Feb. 18-24, 1968):* Mamie Barnes...


February 28, 1993

25 Years Ago (week of Feb. 18-24, 1968):

* Mamie Barnes Lemmon, 84, and her sister, Clara Barnes Slagle, 86, addressed students and teachers in Lisbon this week. The two women were the first graduates from a public high school in Howard County, graduating from Lisbon High School in 1900 and 1901, respectively. The first Lisbon High School operated from 1899 to 1901; then, after a 20-year gap, another Lisbon High School opened in 1921.

* A nationally known architectural firm, Perkins and Will, Partnership, was chosen to design the first five buildings of Howard Community College. The community college was slated to be built on a 113-acre tract adjacent to Columbia's Town Center, at a cost of $3 million.

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

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