25 years ago: A $1.25 million Black and Decker expansion...

FLASHBACKS

November 08, 1998|By Compiled from the archives of the Historical Society of Carroll County.

25 years ago: A $1.25 million Black and Decker expansion tops the building permits granted in Westminster since Oct. 24. -- The Carroll Record, Nov. 8, 1973.

50 years ago: Young America did fine here over Halloween, confining their pranks mostly to throwing corn. In Frederick, they took several wagons and farm machinery from a dealer's place of business. One wagon was found near Rocky Ridge. In Hagerstown, they resorted to breaking automobile windshields. Some damage was done in Thurmont. Last year, 11 were arrested and paid fines for their pranks. It is likely arrests will be made this year. -- The Pilot, Nov. 5, 1948.

75 years ago: Governor Albert C. Ritchie lost Carroll County by 1,657 votes on Tuesday. Four years ago, he was defeated by less than 500. For the House of Delegates, will be three Democrats, C. Scott Bollinger, John T. Yingling and Francis Earl Shriner, and one Republican, Melvin W. Routson. Miss Mary Janet Miller, Socialist, received 55 votes in the county. She ran ahead of any Socialist or Labor candidate for state office. -- Democratic Advocate, Nov. 9, 1923.

100 years ago: Election Day came and went with surprising quietude. So quiet was it that many of our citizens forgot to vote. Judging from the substantial Republican majority, it was principally the Democrats who, through their apathy, lost their blood-bought suffrage. Since the notorious Hering-Weaver contest, our elections have passed off with undeviating honor and Christian fairness. We do not care who knows it. -- Democratic Advocate, Nov. 12, 1898.

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

Pub Date: 11/08/98

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