Carroll History

October 02, 2005|By SUN RESEARCHER SHELIA JACKSON

1896: BANNING HOGS IN CITY

On Oct. 7, 1895, the mayor and Common Council of Westminster listened as Carroll County's health officer, Dr. J. Howell Billingslea, presented evidence for the prohibition of keeping hogs within city limits. Dr. Billingslea stated that no matter how clean the hog pens are kept, they are still a breeding ground for disease and thus a public health hazard. Officials were impressed with Billingslea's report and decided to take up the issue at a future meeting. The anticipated date for the prohibition of hogs within city limits was Jan. 1, 1896.

"American Sentinel," Oct. 12, 1895, and the Historical Society of Carroll County.

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