75 Years Ago* Annapolis has been "dry" for four months as...


August 08, 1993

75 Years Ago

* Annapolis has been "dry" for four months as far as intoxicating beverages are concerned. Anne Arundel County will soon be forced to forgo soft drinks because of the curtailment of the sugar supply by the Food Administration as well as the lack of competent help because of the war. -- The Sun, Aug. 5, 1918.

* Camp Meade suspended all drills today by the men of the cantonment as the heat rose above the 90 degree mark. Dozens of men have been sent to the hospital for treatment. Sleep at night has been impossible with the men dragging their mattresses from their barracks to the outdoors. -- The Sun, Aug. 7, 1918.

* The war has brought the new class of midshipmen at Annapolis to 932 and the total of the regiment of midshipmen to 2,121. The largest number of midshipmen in any previous year . . . was 1,440. -- The Sun, Aug. 18, 1918.

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

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