25 Years Ago* Yippie leader Abbie Hoffman marched some 300...

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April 16, 1995|By Robert M. Pennington of the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society.

25 Years Ago

* Yippie leader Abbie Hoffman marched some 300 anti-war protesters within shouting distance of Fort George G. Meade. There were no incidents although Fort Meade canceled traditional Armed Forces Day celebrations fearing large anti-war protests. -- The Sun, May 17, 1970.

* Jane Fonda and 17 followers were escorted off the premises at Fort Meade when they made an attempt to pass out anti-war pamphlets. No charges will be pressed but the group subsequently was barred forever from the sprawling post. -- The Sun, May 23, 1970.

* Joseph W. Alton, Jr., the Anne Arundel County executive, announced yesterday that he will not seek re-election this year and is retiring from political life, stating that running again would be a "selfish act" on his part. -- The Sun, May 27, 1970.

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