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June 20, 1998

150 years ago in The Sun

June 20: LABORERS WANTED -- A thousand laborers and a large number of masons wanted on the Pennsylvania Railroad. We learn, says the Philadelphia Inquirer, that the work is progressing so rapidly, that hands are wanted from Harrisburg beyond Huntingdon. Good wages are given and prompt payment in good funds. Laborers, emigrants and others can find regular employment and may be recommended strongly to go at once upon the line.

100 years ago in The Sun

June 21: Fully 10,000 colored persons of both sexes were carried yesterday to Werner's Park, Thirteenth District of Baltimore County, near Westport, over the shore line of the Consolidated Railway Company, to attend a barbecue and chicken roast under the auspices of the Colored Citizens' League of Maryland, Thomas I. Hall, president. The throng at the park was something without parallel at that resort, which of late has become popular with the colored element.

50 years ago in The Sun

June 25: Wind and lightning last night knocked out the power supply to the iron lung which has kept Shirley Leppo, 15-year-old polio victim, alive for the last seven years. Mrs. Leppo notified the State Police, who rushed batteries and a portable generator to the girl's home.

Pub Date: 6/20/98

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