50 years ago:Diplomas were presented to 146 young men and...

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June 20, 1999|By Compiled from the files of the Historical Society of Carroll County

50 years ago:

Diplomas were presented to 146 young men and women at the 49th annual graduation exercises of the Westminster High School Friday evening, June 10. Dr. P. M. Robinson, Brethren minister of Hagerstown, delivered the address to graduates. -- Democratic Advocate, June 17, 1949.

75 years ago:

Tuesday afternoon while ploughing his field near Oakland Mills, Woodrow Sullivan, one of our prominent farmers of that locality, was surprised to hear something walking near him. Looking back, he was almost scared out of his shoes to see a big, black bear following in the corn row about 100 feet behind the plow. Mr. Sullivan quickly unhooked the traces of his plow harness, made one leap, landed on the horses' back and away they went for the barn, where he secured at a shotgun. The bear seeing Mr. Sullivan coming toward him ran out in a nearby woods. That same night, Mr. Sullivan was aroused by a commotion in the cattle pen, and loading his gun with cut shells went out. There he found the bruin after a calf. Shots were fired into the bear. Wednesday morning, Mr. Sullivan and his neighbor, Vivian Leatherwood, after hunting the animal all night, found a trail of blood about 300 yards from where the bear was trying to get at the young cow. -- Democratic Advocate, June 20, 1924.

Pub Date: 6/20/99

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