25 years ago George Plimpton, the unquenchable amateur...


November 17, 1996|By Compiled from the archives of the Historical Society of Carroll County.

25 years ago George Plimpton, the unquenchable amateur, tries his hand as a rookie quarterback for the Baltimore Colts on "Plimpton! The Great Quarterback Sneak," a one-hour ABC television network special at 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26 on WJZ-TV. From the start of the training season, at the Colts' camp in Westminster through all the classes, scrimmages, calisthenics and inevitable trips to the infirmary, George observed and, whenever humanly possible, participated. He had donned football helmet and shoulder padding before to do research for a book, the best-selling "Paper Lion." -- Democratic Advocate, Nov. 22, 1971.

50 years ago Armistice Day will well be remembered here by the breaking of ground for the proposed home for Molleville Farm Post No. 467, Veterans of Foreign Wars. -- Democratic Advocate, Nov. 15, 1946.

75 years ago Armistice Day was celebrated in this city by a parade headed by the Westminster Band followed by Company H, and horses, pulling machine guns, Western Maryland College military students and the Westminster Fire Department. Nearly every business place was closed during the afternoon. A demonstration was given with machine guns on Liberty Street Extended, which was interesting to the crowd that watched the machines in action. A target was placed on the hill below Dr. Fitzhugh's, which was riddled by bullets, showing the good marksmanship of the men. The bullets could be seen sailing through the air toward the target. -- Democratic Advocate, Nov. 18, 1921.

100 years ago Next Thursday is Thanksgiving Day. All good citizens who can will attend, divine worship and afterward enjoy dinner. Many families, it is thought, will give their domestics holiday on Thanksgiving Day and enjoy their dinner at the Fire Department building. Citizens generally are requested to display the national flag and to decorate their business houses and residences as much as convenient. -- Democratic Advocate, Nov. 21, 1896.

Pub Date: 11/17/96

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