100 Years Ago* The case of Terence Boylan vs. Western...

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April 11, 1993

100 Years Ago

* The case of Terence Boylan vs. Western Maryland Railroad Co. was the last case tried before a jury at the February term of the Circuit Court for Carroll County: On Nov. 2, 1891, the plaintiff purchased a ticket at Owings Mills for Westminster, and boarded the first train going west. His ticket was not called for until after the train passed Emory Grove Junction and he was then informed that he was on the wrong road. He was told that by going on to Fowblesburg he could take the down train and reach Emory Grove in time to make a connection for Westminster, or, if he preferred, the train would be stopped and he could walk back, having 40 minutes in which to make a distance of something more than a mile. He settled on the latter method, and claims that in stepping from the train, his foot was sprained. The jury awarded him $300. -- American Sentinel, March 18, 1893.

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

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