100 Years Ago* Oyster police state that at the close of...


April 18, 1993

100 Years Ago

* Oyster police state that at the close of the oyster season Friday only a few dredgers were to be seen on the bars. The best of oysters now sell for 35 cents a bushel and packers don't care to pay that figure. -- The Sun, April 3, 1893.

* The Board of Trustees of the Anne Arundel County Almhouse elected Benj. Watkins, president. Located on southern banks of the South River, it has 22 occupants ranging in age from 4 weeks to 85 years of age. -- The Sun, April 15, 1893.

* Anne Arundel County Commissioners paid a reward of $200 to Detective Pumphrey, Lt. Jones, Sergeant Black and other officers of the police force of Baltimore for capturing persons who robbed Boone's store. -- The Sun, April 26, 1893.

* A hawk measuring 4 feet, 4 inches was shot and killed at Bristol by a young son of George W. Emmerich of Baltimore. -- The Sun, April 29, 1893.

Compiled by Robert M. Pennington of the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society.

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