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3,000 At Guilford Day

August 19, 2007

As reported Aug. 19, 1917, in The Sun:

Ellicott City, Md., Aug. 18 - The twelfth annual Guilford Day picnic and tournament was held today by the Guilford Day Association of Howard county, and drew a crowd of about 3,000 persons.

Baseball, the tournament, the baby show, foot races, high jumping and a pony show each had its hour.

It was also a big day for local politicians, and a score or more of candidates were present. With the primaries only two weeks off, the first time Howard county has ever nominated a local ticket by a direct vote, it was all the more interesting.

The baseball battle between Ellicott City and Savage was next in importance, and after nine hard-fought innings the Ellicott City boys were victorious by the score of 12 to 11. Smith, of the Savage team, was driven from the mound in the sixth inning.

In the baby show, the prizes in the one-to-two year class were won by Elizabeth Ledbetter and Evelyn Stevens. The prize-winners in the two-to-three-year class were Phyllis Dorsey and Norman Beall.

[Paul McCardell, Sun researcher]

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