25 years ago: The Board of Education of Carroll County met in special session on June 26 at Eldersburg Elementary School. The discussion mainly had to do with the construction of the southeast area high school. -- the Community Reporter, July 5, 1974.
50 years ago: Whittaker Chambers, ex-Communist accuser of Alger Hiss, now on trial for perjury in New York, denied reports he is planning to sell his Westminster farm. Chambers, reached at the farm by telephone, said: "You can make it very emphatic. I am not selling my farm now and I have no intention of doing so. I expect to live here the rest of my life." -- Democratic Advocate, July 8, 1949.
75 years ago: A. J. Stem, our enterprising merchant and general farm produce dealer, gave his annual Fourth of July open-air concert July 3rd, and to say it was appreciated and enjoyed by the public is best estimated by the crowd, which must have numbered well up into the thousands, rather than hundreds. While the fireworks were not as elaborate as other years, there were just enough to make it interesting, while the youngsters had the times of their life with the smaller kinds, which made the older people hold their ears, nerves and tempers. -- Democratic Advocate, July 11, 1924.
100 years ago: The Western Maryland Railroad announces that Fourth of July holiday excursion tickets will be sold to and between all stations, on July 1, 2, 3 and 4 at the low rate of 2 cents per mile. The low rates will allow many to exchange social and patriotic greetings with friends residing along the line of the Western Maryland Railroad. -- American Sentinel, July 1, 1899.
Pub Date: 7/11/99