25 years ago: Gov. Marvin Mandel was in Carroll County on...

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August 08, 1999

25 years ago: Gov. Marvin Mandel was in Carroll County on Wednesday. He spent some time at the Eldersberg Community Center and at Gamber, the Westminster Nursing Home, Carroll County 4-H Fair, Union Bridge, County Office Building, County Democratic Headquarters in Westminster and at 6: 30 p.m. spoke at a testimonial dinner in honor of Elmer E. Frock at Frocks Sunnybrook Farm. -- the Community Reporter, Aug. 9, 1974.

50 years ago: A crowd estimated at 10,000 people Thursday evening viewed the parade in Mount Airy, the principal attraction of the Carroll County town's 22nd annual volunteer firemen's carnival held last week. The parade, one of the largest in this portion of the state, required three-quarters of an hour to pass a point and was gay with decorated floats, red fire-fighting equipment and bands. -- Democratic Advocate, Aug. 5, 1949.

50 years ago: A 24-hour count of vehicular traffic on Main Street was conducted Tuesday and Wednesday by the State Roads Commission under the supervision of F. LaMotte Smith, resident engineer. The recording device was installed at the Firemens Building. A total of 14,214 vehicles was recorded during the 24 hours. The peak period was from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. when 1,020 vehicles were recorded. -- Democratic Advocate, Aug. 12, 1949.

75 years ago: Our local hooch manufacturer, on Mount Morgan, near the head waters of Little Morgan Run these dry days is raking in the filthy lucre, hand over fist. According to Dame Rumor, every Saturday evening he conveys an auto load of legal tenders to the Sykesville bank. Some of his dry friends deluded themselves into the belief that they had him within their claws, but he wriggled out of their clutches like a greased eel upon smooth ice. -- Democratic Advocate, Aug. 22, 1924.

100 years ago: At "Oak Grove" near Freedom, the beautiful home of Marshall S. Selby, there is gathered a happy party of Baltimoreans, enjoying in full all the pleasures of country life. Velvety lawns, wide-spreading shade trees and the refreshing airs of the hills make this a very attractive place to those who have lived hemmed in by city walls. -- American Sentinel, Aug. 12, 1899.

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

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