25 years ago (week of Aug. 22-28, 1971):It was announced...


August 25, 1996|By Diane Mullaly from the files of the Howard County Historical Society's library.

25 years ago (week of Aug. 22-28, 1971):

It was announced that construction of Columbia's third and largest lake would begin in the fall, with completion planned for spring of 1972. The as-yet-unnamed 37-acre lake would be located in the village of Owen Brown, about 1.6 miles east of the intersection of Routes 32 and 29.

50 years ago (week of Aug. 18-24, 1946):

The first annual Howard County Fair, held Aug. 21-22 at Brendel's Manor Park, was declared a big success by all concerned. There was a high level of participation by the county's agricultural, professional and civic groups. One of the fair's highlights was the Beauty Contest, which was won by Miss Betty Eklof of Dundee, Ellicott City.

The Lisbon Homemakers held their meeting at the home of Mrs. Leroy Thompson. After the regular business meeting, County Home Demonstration Agent Mildred Flanagan gave an interesting presentation on new foods for the future.

Pub Date: 8/25/96

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