100 years agoChief Engineer L. H. Hayer, of the...

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September 15, 1996|By Robert M. Pennington from the archives of the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society.

100 years ago

Chief Engineer L. H. Hayer, of the Washington, Annapolis and Chesapeake Railway, with a crew of 15, has reached Shelby's Bay, locating a route whose terminus will be Annapolis. -- The Sun, Sept. 9, 1896.

Rev. John Edwards, pastor of the Maryland Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church, is opposed to having circus bills posted near his church, throwing the posters into the street. -- The Sun, Sept. 14, 1896.

A contract for building a public schoolhouse in Annapolis has been awarded to Morrow & Bro. of Baltimore, the lowest bidder, at $15,793.50. -- The Sun, Sept. 16, 1896.

Annapolis ex-Mayor James Munroe died this morning. He was the first Republican mayor of Annapolis since the war, serving two terms. Munroe was in the dry goods trade for 47 consecutive years. -- The Sun, Sept. 29, 1896.

Yesterday's storm in Annapolis submerged parts of Prince George Street, leading from the Tolchester steamboat wharf as far as St. John's College. It reminded residents of the 1876 tides which compelled them to use boats to reach their homes. -- The Sun, Sept. 30, 1896.

Pub Date: 9/15/96

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