150 years ago in The SunFeb. 23: General Taylor -- An...

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February 20, 1999|By Frederick N. Rasmussen

150 years ago in The Sun

Feb. 23: General Taylor -- An extra train of passenger cars will leave the Pratt Street depot this afternoon, at 4 o'clock, for the Relay House, to carry such persons as may wish to meet the President-elect on his arrival there from the West. It is determined that he will not at present visit this city but will go direct to Washington.

100 years ago in The Sun

Feb. 22: PRINCE FREDERICK, MD., Feb. 21 -- A mail from Baltimore which reached Prince Frederick by horseback Saturday afternoon, February 18, opened communication with the outside world, which had been cut off since February 11. The Baltimore Sun was eagerly sought after, that paper being especially in demand. Snowdrifts eight and ten feet deep completely blocked travel over the public roads of Calvert County for an entire week. The fall of snow was the greatest in the memory of any of our people.

50 years ago in The Sun

Feb. 21: In "Whispering Smith," at the Stanley, Paramount dug up a new anglefor a Western, but burdened it with a corny, hackneyed plot formula. The idea of a gang systematically wrecking and looting trains, in the not-so-gay Nineties, makes for colorful action, but the characters involved are bogged down in a lugubrious personal triangle.

Pub Date: 2/20/99

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