25 Years Ago* An ordinance that would establish historical...


January 23, 1994|By Compiled from the archives of the Historical Society of Carroll County.

25 Years Ago

* An ordinance that would establish historical districts in Westminster and forbid the alteration or demolition of any building within that district unless approved by a Historical Commission is being submitted to the mayor and City Council. Proposed by the Historical Society of Carroll County, the ordinance aims at preserving districts and specific buildings of Westminster which reflect its cultural, social and architectural history. -- Democratic Advocate, Feb. 3, 1969.

50 Years Ago

* See a captured German Messerschmitt fighter plane from actual combat war zones at St. John's Catholic Church Grounds, East Main Street, on Feb. 1, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The plane was captured at Naples Slareno. Joseph L. Mathias, mayor of Westminster; Herman Green, of the American Legion, and Norman B. Boyle, county chairman of War Loan Drive, will be the guest speakers. School children will sell war bonds. Let's back ,, the attack with War Bonds.-- Democratic Advocate, Jan. 28, 1944.

75 Years Ago

* Mrs. D. J. Hesson of Taneytown received a pair of vases from her son, Sgt. Clyde L. Hesson, souvenirs of the big drives at Verdun and Argonne. Mrs. Hesson has been offered various sums for them but just smiles at them all. -- Union Bridge Pilot, Jan. 24, 1919.

100 Years Ago

* In a game of base ball, the Priestlands, or "the rabbits," defeated the Clemsonvilles without trouble on last Saturday afternoon. The grounds were very muddy, but the rabbits played a great game both in the field and at the bat. It was a fine game, until the ninth inning, when D. C. Senseney got his wrist sprained and was disabled from pitching, the score standing 9 to 31. -- American Sentinel, Jan. 27, 1894.

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