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Looking back at the 1970 Howard County Fair [History Matters]

August 1970

Fairly exciting


"Festival Ends As Fair closes

"Right from the official Silver Anniversary opening of the County Fair, last Tuesday, activities at the West Friendship Fairgrounds progressed at full throttle. At approximately 8 p.m. on Tuesday night, a lovely new farm queen was selected and on Wednesday night a lamb and steer sale saw most bidding won by Safeway Stores, Inc.


"Everything from fruit and vegetable to household to beef cattle judging took place during the week. There was a farmers tractor driving contest, and a variety and talent show on Thursday August 20; on Friday a parade of livestock an dairy animals and a float parade led by the Farm queen, Karen Feaga.

"At the Saturday finale, in the morning there was a horse show (with English and Western) performances, a miniature parade, and yes, even a baby contest. ... .

"The fair featured a snack bar operated by the Glenwood Lions, the proceeds of which will be used to support sight conservation projects, youth activities and community services.

"County and state dignitaries and policos, the county executive, Omar J. Jones, State Senator James Clark, U.S. Senate candidate, Representative J. Glenn Beall all put in their appearances at the fairgrounds."

"Mrs. Dorsey Candidate For Register Of Wills

"Mrs. Remus Dorsey of Guilford Road in Jessup, filed with the Board of Election Supervisors Monday night as the Republican candidate for Register of Wills. Mrs. Dorsey is a lifelong resident of the County and is a member of one of the County's oldest families.

"Mrs. Dorsey is presently a member of the Howard County Republican Central Committee. She has been very active in many civic activities and is currently treasurer of the Howard County School Board Nominating Federation, Troop Service Director in the Girl Scout Council of Central Maryland, member of the Board of Directors of the Howard County Unit of the Maryland Division of the American Cancer Society, School Education chairman for the Maryland Congress of PTA's, vice president of the Guilford PTA, membership chairman for Howard County Council of PTA's, member of the Community Action Council, and secretary of the Maryland State Conference of NAACP Branches.

"She was also the first secretary of the Howard County Commission on Interracial Problems and Relations. Mrs. Dorsey said that if she is elected she will probably have to give up some of her other activities."


August 1940

Crossing Closed

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From the Court House Column: "Road Department: Lawyers Hill Road

Road Superintendent Sykes last Tuesday announced the completion of the Lower Lawyers Hill road, which begins at the foot of Lawyers Hill the railroad and passes beneath one of the arches of the Thomas Viaduct. The most important event in connection with the completion of these roads was the formal closing of the grade crossing of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad at Lawyer Hill ... ."

"News Review: Mrs. Charles A. Lotz who has been visiting with relatives and friends in Howard county for some time returned to New York last Friday. Mr. Lotz is associated with a large bottling concern in that place.

"Mr. Hood Baxley, of Seattle, Washington, was the guest of his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Baxley, at their home on Church Road, recently."


August, 1915:


"Miss Ethel Hopkins, daughter of Mr. Charles Hopkins, and Mr. Carl Fairall, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Fairall, were quietly married in Washington last Saturday afternoon. They left immediately afterwards for Braddock Heights, Md., where they will spend their honeymoon and upon their return will reside here."