25 years ago: Several weeks ago, unidentified youngster...

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October 04, 1998

25 years ago: Several weeks ago, unidentified youngster broke up four of the brick fireplaces at the community playground in Hampstead. "Many hours of time are put in by the Lions members to make the playground enjoyable," according to Dick Murray, a member of the playground committee. The Lions Club, which created and maintains the park, is greatly disturbed over the destruction. The 26-acre area, opened in 1954 by the Lions, will be operating without the fireplaces until spring when fresh mortar will be mixed. -- the Carroll Record, Oct. 4, 1973.

50 years ago: A group of customers representing a cross sectioof Westminster and Carroll County consumers met at the new co-op store on Tuesday night to help the manager select the merchandise. They brought lists of can sizes, types of packages, variety of brands of foods and household items they wish the store to carry in order that the new co-op market at 8 Locust St. may meet their complete household needs. -- Democratic Advocate, Oct. 1, 1948.

75 years ago: Carroll County is distinguished at this time ahaving within her borders more honey bees per square mile than any other part of Maryland. She is also on the map as the only spot in the whole United States having lousy bees. Yes, lice on bees -- real parasites that have government bee experts in Washington laying awake nights trying to figure out a way to get them off the little honey makers. Dr. E. L. Sechrist, of the Bureau of Entomology, together with experts in the National Museum at Washington have made a thorough study of the new pest in the bee yards of Rockward and Sterling Nusbaum near Taneytown. The Nusbaum boys are Maryland's largest commercial honey producers. Rockward Nusbaum discovered these lice among his bees more than five years ago. Since that time they have been spreading at an alarming rate. -- Democratic Advocate, Oct. 5, 1923.

Compiled from the archives of the Historical Society of Carroll County.

Pub Date: 10/04/98

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