100 Years Ago* Anne Arundel farmers say that early frosts...


August 01, 1993

100 Years Ago

* Anne Arundel farmers say that early frosts have killed the peach crop. Truckers along the West, Rhode and South River landings can scarely gather enough boxes of fruit to make a respectable showing on steamboat days. -- The Sun, Aug. 10, 1893.

* Investors, who recently stopped at Chalk Point overlooking the Bay, were so favorably impressed that they will probably incorporate a stock company and build a hotel, intent on starting a summer resort on the peninsula. -- The Sun, Aug. 10, 1893.

* The storm on the 28th caused severe damage through wind and flooding throughout Anne Arundel County and surrounding area. The storm exceeded in violence the severe gale of 1876. Oyster packers suffered especially during the storm with their houses being along the water front. -- The Sun, Aug. 30, 1893.

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

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