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50 years ago: Bel Air proper expands boundary lines with annexations

As taken from the pages of The Aegis dated Thursday, Aug. 23, 1962: When the annexations of The Homestead property on Emmorton Road and the Durham Farm property on Baltimore Pike were completed, it would enlarge the Town of Bel Air by more than one-third of its 1962 size. The town in 1962 consisted of approximately 838 acres within the boundaries of Moores Mill Road on the north, Wakefield Elementary School on the south, Shamrock development to the east and Kelly Avenue to the west. The Army Chemical Center changed its name to the U.S. Army Edgewood Arsenal. It reflected the post's change in mission as a result of the reorganization of the Army's technical services. The name...

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