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August 28, 1999|By Frederick N. Rasmussen

150 years ago in The Sun

August 28, 1849: The Baltimore and Susquehanna Railroad --

The amount of business now doing on this road, far exceeds, both in passenger and tonnage accounts, that of former years. The stock of the company has been increased, and when the connecting railroad with Harrisburg shall have been finished, which will be in a short time, the present revenue of the road will be more than doubled.

100 years ago in The Sun

August 30, 1899: The Water Department will take immediate steps to have water meters placed in every building in Baltimore County using city water. The matter has been under consideration by the Water Department for some time, and its determination has been reached after careful examination of the situation.

50 years ago in The Sun

September 1, 1949 -- Blowing Rock, N.C., Aug. 31 -- Miss Etta Cone, whose collection of modern art is known throughout the world, died of a heart attack here tonight. She was 78. Miss Cone, who was on vacation, made her home at the Marlborough Apartments in Baltimore. She was a personal friend of many modern artists including Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso, and was related to Miss Gertrude Stein.

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