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December 21, 1997|By Compiled from the archives of the Historical Society of Carroll County.

75 years ago

The United States has now been subject of constitutional prohibition for nearly three years. During that time there has been more drunkenness, more deaths from alcoholism, more theft, more robbery, more murders and other heinous crimes than ever in the history of the United States during a similar period prior to the enactment of the 18th Amendment. During the apple season of 1922, one small cider mill in the "barrens," has manufactured nearly 1,000 barrels of cider. Do the Barrenite pickles and souse need this much vinegar? -- Democratic Advocate, Dec. 15, 1922.

100 years ago

A young man in the vicinity of Patapsco, who has always taken a great interest in politics, was recently ensnared by one of Carroll County's fair maidens and addressed to her the following letter: "My Dear Miss C: I herby announce myself a candidate for your hand, and shall use all fair and honorable means to secure the nomination. If you decide to confer upon me the honor I speak of, please fix a date for caucus with your chairman, provided it is clearly understood that I am to be chairman of the present organization. Should the result of the caucus prove satisfactory, we can soon hold the primaries and select a date and place of convention. I never believed in long campaigns, so if you decide to honor me I will ask you to make the convention date as early as possible. Devotedly yours, etc." The following telegram answered: "Caucus unnecessary, nomination unanimous, come at once and for date of notification." -- American Sentinel, Dec. 18, 1897.

Pub Date: 12/21/97

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