75 Years Ago* Work is expected to start soon on the...


March 26, 1995|By Robert M. Pennington of the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society.

75 Years Ago

* Work is expected to start soon on the Clairborne Road. Nothing but concrete will be used. The newly surfaced road is expected to double traffic between Annapolis and Baltimore. -- The Sun, May 3, 1920.

* An increase in teacher salaries is being urged by George Fox, Anne Arundel County superintendent of schools. The average teacher's salary was $480 in 1916 and the present year will bring it to $700, the third highest in the state. -- The Sun, May 10, 1920.

* William H. Johnson, born a slave on the Stewart plantation in Anne Arundel County, died at the age of 105. The Stewart plantation was owned by a descendant of Anthony Stewart, owner of the brig Peggy Stewart, which was burned in Annapolis harbor because of its hated cargo of tea. -- The Sun, May 13, 1920.

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