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By Compiled from the files of the Historical Society of Carroll County | July 4, 1999
50 years ago: Westminster Fire Co. was the winner of the first prize of $50 at the annual Union Bridge Fireman's carnival parade last Friday evening. This was one of the finest parades in the company's history. The carnival gross receipts were nearly $7,000. -- Democratic Advocate, June 10, 1949.100 years ago: Three men, whose names and residences are unknown, had a hearing before Justice J. Hoffman Fuss yesterday morning on a charge of using a device for gambling on the streets of this city on Thursday.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | June 17, 2001
Nicholas Paroway lived through the birth of this nation and the Civil War. He led Carroll's annual Fourth of July parade for years and often related his memories of the Colonial era. But little would be known of the former slave, who was born in 1766 and lived to be 110 years old, were it not for the American Sentinel. The weekly newspaper, published in Westminster from 1850 to 1932, was the only printed record with news of African-Americans. The paper exists today as clippings in family albums, in bound volumes at museums and on rolls of microfilm scattered around the state.
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February 11, 2001
50 Years Ago: The Carroll County Chapter of the American Red Cross moved its headquarters this week to the Historical House at 208 East Main Street. Expanding activities of the Chapter require considerable more space than has been available heretofore. The move makes rooms available for classes in first aid, home nursing and nurses' aid work as well as committee and board meetings. There also is room for the production and supply committee to meet and carry on its activities there as a group.
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February 11, 2001
50 Years Ago: The Carroll County Chapter of the American Red Cross moved its headquarters this week to the Historical House at 208 East Main Street. Expanding activities of the Chapter require considerable more space than has been available heretofore. The move makes rooms available for classes in first aid, home nursing and nurses' aid work as well as committee and board meetings. There also is room for the production and supply committee to meet and carry on its activities there as a group.
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July 30, 2000
25 Years Ago Two Demonstrations of Special Interest at Farmers Market -- Mrs. Eugene Ensor, Westminster homemaker, will be demonstrating the art of making macramM-i hanging baskets at the Carroll County Farmers Market located at the Ag Center, Westminster, on Saturday, July 26. MacramM-i will be featured at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Mrs. Pat Jung, Carrollton homemaker, will be giving a demonstration at 10 a.m. and noon on bread-making. The Community Reporter July 25, 1975 50 Years Ago Horse Show Committee Announced -- Plans are being completed for the 16th annual horse and pony show of the Westminster Riding club, scheduled for the weekend of August 12 and 13 by the committees named by Edward J. Eckenrode, general chairman.
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By Compiled from the archives of the Historical Society of Carroll County | July 13, 1997
25 years ago Although Bell's Snack Bar, outside of Taneytown on the Emmittsburg Road, had been swamped with water to the roof during the flood last month and one of the ice cream freezers ended up in a tree 15 feet above the ground, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Livesay are hopeful that they will be back in business this weekend. The silver panel truck, circled in the Record's flood picture last week, was standing high and dry on the other side of the building where the current had swept it. But a small key to one of the appliances still lay where it had been placed before the flood, unmoved by waters which had swirled over it. -- The Carroll Record, July 13, 1972.
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By Compiled from the archives of the Historical Society of Carroll County | June 29, 1997
25 years ago Rain and more rain fell as Hurricane Agnes moved through, halting all field work after Tuesday and leaving soggy fields that will delay resumption of work for several more days, according to the Maryland-Delaware Crop Reporting Service. It is too early to fully assess the effects of the storm. Flooding along larger streams and rivers severely damaged or wiped out some crops. -- The Carroll Record, June 29, 1972.50 years ago With the beginning of Governor Lane's new fiscal program, Carroll County will start to receive $531,108 in additional state revenues annually for the cooperation of its government functions and relief of taxation at the local level.
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By Compiled from the archives of the Historical Society of Carroll County | June 15, 1997
25 years ago The Class of 1942 of Hampstead High School held its 30th reunion on Saturday at the American Legion Home. There were 55 persons present. During their school years in Hampstead elementary and high school, the class had seven elementary teachers and four high school teachers. All seven elementary teachers attended the reunion and one high school teacher. -- The Carroll Record, June 15, 1972.50 years ago Westminster and Carroll County were caught by a surprise storm Saturday evening, which resulted in heavy damage to buildings, trees, shrubbery, etc. -- Democratic Advocate, June 13, 1947.
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By Compiled from the archives of the Historical Society of Carroll County | August 24, 1997
50 years agoAfter a Baltimore and Ohio Railroad trainman reported that his locker had been entered, clothing and a wallet stolen at Mount Airy Tuesday, state police arrested Constantis Valis, New York City, wearing the clothing. The wallet is still missing, but Valis, who said he is a seaman, is in our jail charged with breaking and entering and larceny. Valis is to be tried at 1 p.m. next Tuesday in Mount Airy. -- Democratic Advocate, August 22, 1947.75 years agoHenry Benner, of this city, is visiting friends in Uniontown district, this county.
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July 16, 2000
25 Years Ago: Recreation Council Sponsoring Trips to Orioles Games -- The Mt. Airy Recreation Council is sponsoring trips to two Orioles games in connection with the Summer Youth Recreation Program of Baltimore City and the Carroll County Department of Recreation and Parks. Tickets for 48 youths aged 7 to 16 years will be free of charge. The Community Reporter July 18, 1975 50 Years Ago: Germans At New Windsor Sent to Maryland Homes, Local Families Adopt Two School Students for One Year, Eighty-two in the Group -- It was three o'clock in the morning, July 6 when 82 German teenage boys and girls climbed sleepily out of buses at the New Windsor Service Center.
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July 30, 2000
25 Years Ago Two Demonstrations of Special Interest at Farmers Market -- Mrs. Eugene Ensor, Westminster homemaker, will be demonstrating the art of making macramM-i hanging baskets at the Carroll County Farmers Market located at the Ag Center, Westminster, on Saturday, July 26. MacramM-i will be featured at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Mrs. Pat Jung, Carrollton homemaker, will be giving a demonstration at 10 a.m. and noon on bread-making. The Community Reporter July 25, 1975 50 Years Ago Horse Show Committee Announced -- Plans are being completed for the 16th annual horse and pony show of the Westminster Riding club, scheduled for the weekend of August 12 and 13 by the committees named by Edward J. Eckenrode, general chairman.
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July 23, 2000
25 Years Ago County History In Preparation -- The Carroll County Bicentennial Committee is in the process of preparing a complete history of Carroll County. Several months ago the committee commissioned Nancy Warner Wilhide to write this new study of the county's past. The author, a lifelong resident of Carroll County, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Warner, of Westminster. A graduate of Western Maryland College in American Studies, she plans to write some 10 chapters for this new history under the pen name of Nancy Warner.
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July 16, 2000
25 Years Ago: Recreation Council Sponsoring Trips to Orioles Games -- The Mt. Airy Recreation Council is sponsoring trips to two Orioles games in connection with the Summer Youth Recreation Program of Baltimore City and the Carroll County Department of Recreation and Parks. Tickets for 48 youths aged 7 to 16 years will be free of charge. The Community Reporter July 18, 1975 50 Years Ago: Germans At New Windsor Sent to Maryland Homes, Local Families Adopt Two School Students for One Year, Eighty-two in the Group -- It was three o'clock in the morning, July 6 when 82 German teenage boys and girls climbed sleepily out of buses at the New Windsor Service Center.
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July 2, 2000
25 Years Ago Sneaky Drug Commercials -- An investigation conducted by the Christian Science Monitor reveals that all three of the major TV networks are indulging in a violation of their own self-imposed codes which call for the de-emphasizing of liquor drinking. The shows "M*A*S*H" and "Gunsmoke" are revealed to be the prime culprits in depicting liquor drinking throughout their shows. In a series of articles being run throughout successive issues of this international newspaper, the contention of alcoholic advertising abuse is documented by figures revealing that out of 249 shows taped from the TV screen, 201 of them depicted the use of alcoholic beverages.
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January 2, 2000
50 years: A meeting of the Bar Association of Carroll County was called by John Wood Jr., president, and held Friday in the library in the courthouse. The minutes of the last meeting were read by David H. Taylor, secretary, and the treasurer's report was given by Vincent A. Tubman. The opinion of the members of the bar was asked by Chief Judge James F. Boylan, Jr., in regard to the painting of the library and of the courtroom. The interior of the courthouse is being painted by Chester H. Wentz, Deep Run, and his corps of painters.
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By Compiled from the files of the Historical Society of Carroll County | July 4, 1999
50 years ago: Westminster Fire Co. was the winner of the first prize of $50 at the annual Union Bridge Fireman's carnival parade last Friday evening. This was one of the finest parades in the company's history. The carnival gross receipts were nearly $7,000. -- Democratic Advocate, June 10, 1949.100 years ago: Three men, whose names and residences are unknown, had a hearing before Justice J. Hoffman Fuss yesterday morning on a charge of using a device for gambling on the streets of this city on Thursday.
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July 23, 2000
25 Years Ago County History In Preparation -- The Carroll County Bicentennial Committee is in the process of preparing a complete history of Carroll County. Several months ago the committee commissioned Nancy Warner Wilhide to write this new study of the county's past. The author, a lifelong resident of Carroll County, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Warner, of Westminster. A graduate of Western Maryland College in American Studies, she plans to write some 10 chapters for this new history under the pen name of Nancy Warner.
NEWS
By Compiled from the archives of the Historical Society of Carroll County | August 24, 1997
50 years agoAfter a Baltimore and Ohio Railroad trainman reported that his locker had been entered, clothing and a wallet stolen at Mount Airy Tuesday, state police arrested Constantis Valis, New York City, wearing the clothing. The wallet is still missing, but Valis, who said he is a seaman, is in our jail charged with breaking and entering and larceny. Valis is to be tried at 1 p.m. next Tuesday in Mount Airy. -- Democratic Advocate, August 22, 1947.75 years agoHenry Benner, of this city, is visiting friends in Uniontown district, this county.
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