25 years ago Carroll County's top planners unfolded a...


November 16, 1997|By Compiled from the archives of the Historical Society of Carroll County.

25 years ago Carroll County's top planners unfolded a 20-year open space and outdoor recreation plan at a public hearing Wednesday night. In a hearing room crowded with concerned and civic minded citizens, the county commissioners, with members of the planning and zoning commission and the parks board presented, explained and considered comments on a 20-year projection of Carroll County recreational needs.

Designed to avoid piecemeal acquisition without regard to population growth and density, the plan nevertheless shys away from a "strict timetable" or priorities for the acquisition of any property. -- the Carroll Record, Nov. 16, 1972.

50 years ago Funeral services for the first Carroll County World War II victim to be re-interred in this country were held Wednesday afternoon at New Windsor. Full military rites were accorded Pfc. Richard M. Hull, son of Mrs. Margaret Hull, Taneytown, who was killed in action in Belgium on Jan. 12, 1945. Pfc. Hull, who was 24, had been buried in Henri Chapelle #F cemetery in Belgium. His body arrived Oct. 26 in New York and has been resting at the Quartermaster Depot in Philadelphia, pending release. -- Democratic Advocate, Nov. 21, 1947.

75 years ago With the vaudeville show playing at the Opera House is the strong man of the nation. Last evening, he pulled by his teeth William H. Bower's automobile containing five passengers, a total weight of about 4,000 pounds. Tomorrow evening, he will leave a two-ton truck run over his back. -- Democratic Advocate, Nov. 17, 1922.

100 years ago Chas. Betts, of South Main Street, who runs a cigar factory at Melrose and drives to and fro each day, was returning home on Wednesday evening, accompanied by his father, in a buggy when near Mr. Miller's, north of town, the bolt holding the shafts in place came out and the shafts dropped on the horse's heels, causing him to jump and plunge forward. The buggy running to one side struck a deep gully and Mr. B. was thrown with great force to the ground and was not able to get up. He was found by Rev. S. M. Roeder, who brought him to his home. Dr. J. F. B. Weaver was called and found him badly bruised but no bones were broken, and if he has not sustained internal injury, will soon be able to get out. -- American Sentinel, Nov. 20, 1897.

Pub Date: 11/16/97

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