25 Years Ago* John D. Fitzpatrick of Manchester went...


June 19, 1994|By Compiled from the archives of the Historical Society of Carroll County.

25 Years Ago

* John D. Fitzpatrick of Manchester went fishing at PrettyboReservoir with a bow and arrow. Fitzpatrick, an outdoorsman and painter who likes to raise muskrats, came back with a 17-inch alligator after the reptile missed in a swipe at his heel. Fitzpatrick and his companion, "Dink" Hann, stowed the reptile in his car trunk and headed home. Fitzpatrick lives on a four-acre farm between Hampstead and Manchester, and he wanted to get the animal out and play with it. If the alligator lives, he'll move him to a pond with a special fence around it. Right now, the gator is enjoying himself in Fitzpatrick's bathtub. -- Democratic Advocate, June 16, 1969.

50 Years Ago

* Enough war alcohol to hurl 315,211 howitzer shells of 155 mm caliber against Nazi coastal fortifications in the invasion was manufactured at the Monticello Distilling Company plant, Cedarhurst, during April, it was revealed. All of the distilling facilities of the local plant together with those of 13 other Schenley's subsidiaries in six states are now turning out the critically needed chemical round-the-clock. No whiskey has been made since October 1942. -- Democratic Advocate, June 16, 1944.

100 Years Ago

* The handsome and hospitable country home of Mr. and Mrs. R. Smith Snader, near New Windsor, was the scene of a very jolly tea party, on Friday evening last. Promptly at the appointed hour the guests began to "respond to the call," and soon the spacious parlors were filled with a merry and jovial crowd. In due time, all were invited to the dining room, where they were met by the host's parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. B. Snader, and sat down to such a luxurious supper that to describe it would baffle the most skillful writer. -- American Sentinel, June 16, 1894.

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