25 Years Ago* If you were 12 years old and shut your eyes...


June 05, 1994|By Compiled from the archives of the Historical Society of Carroll County.

25 Years Ago

* If you were 12 years old and shut your eyes and dreamed of the nicest place in the world to visit, you might pick a big horse farm with huge grassy lawns and some baseball diamonds and basketball courts thrown in. That kind of vacation spot is a year-round reality for eight deprived youngsters who are living in white brick mansion on 265 acres of gently rolling farmland known as Bowling Brook Home for Boys. The home is the legacy of Raymond I. Richardson, who earmarked his entire estate for a living place for boys whose homes had been broken by death, divorce, desertion or disability. -- Democratic Advocate, June 9, 1969.

50 Years Ago

* Rural women have learned during the war that wise economy in clothing is good taste. Choosing materials to make durable, easily cared for garments will reward any extra effort. Many 4-H Club girls in this state are enrolling in the 1944 National 4-H Victory Dress Revue. Last year's state winner in Maryland was Mary Elizabeth Hull of New Windsor. -- Democratic Advocate, June 2, 1944.

100 Years Ago

* The exercises of Memorial Day, 30th ult., in this city, were of an unusually interesting and successful character. The member of Burns Post, G.A.R., under whose auspices these patriotic events are held, engaged Odd Fellow's Hall for the occasion. In anticipation of the presence of Maj. Gen. John G. Parke of Washington, D.C. and Maj. Gen. James R. O'Beirne of New York, a large audience gathered. Col. Wm. A. McKellip introduced Major General Parke, alluding to his distinguished career as a soldier and especially to his gallantry in leading the attack at Burnside's bridge during the battle of Antietam. -- American Sentinel, June 2, 1894.

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