50 years agoGov. William Preston Lane Jr. announced...


September 27, 1998|By Robert M. Pennington from the archives of the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society.

50 years ago

Gov. William Preston Lane Jr. announced yesterday that the state Board of Public Works would purchase the 337-acre tract of land at Sandy Point that has been offered by William Labrot for a bayside park. -- The Sun, Sept. 3, 1948.

Efforts to hire three additional guards for Crownsville State Hospital for Negro mental patients have been unsuccessful, Dr. Jacob Morgenstern, the hospital's superintendent, said yesterday. -- The Sun, Sept. 14, 1948.

Reversing an earlier order, the Public Service Commission granted authority to the Baltimore and Annapolis Railroad to operate bus service between Baltimore and Annapolis. -- The Sun, Sept. 18, 19948.

Martin Appell Dyer, Jr., the first Negro student in the history of 242-year-old St. John's College in Annapolis, was among 71 freshmen who started classes today. -- The Sun, Sept. 27, 1948.

Pub Date: 9/27/98

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