75 Years Ago
* William Strine, several miles west of town, has a pet Leghorn hen seven years old which has laid 109 eggs since March 6. The hen claims the yard as her field and resents the encroachment of her territory by another chicken with loud cackling. Mr. Strine sold 450 dozens of eggs from his flock during the month of May. -- Union Bridge Pilot, Aug. 30, 1918.
100 Years Ago
* One of the largest tournaments ever held in Maryland took place in Berret's woods, in Freedom District, on last Wednesday. Baltimore, Howard and Carroll counties were well represented VTC and Baltimore City made a good showing. A large number of knights entered the contest. Col. James G. Berret introduced the speakers. D.N. Henning, Esq., of Westminster, charged the Knights and scored a point in speaking of the Maryland Building at Chicago. He said, among the other things, that His Excellency, Governor Brown, had intended Maryland's exhibit to represented by a number of the beautiful matrons and maidens of the state, chaperoned by the more handsome and gallant gentleman, Col. James G. Berret, but having been admonished that if he did that the balance of the country would come down on the old state and carry off all her girls, the idea was abandoned for self-protection. Charles R. Favour delivered the coronation address. Nannie Warfield was crowned queen of Love and Beauty; Edith Henning, of Baltimore, first maid; Miss Wilson, second maid; Nana Green, of Baltimore, third maid. Dancing was indulged in until a late hour. -- American Sentinel, Sept. 2, 1893.
Compiled from the archives of the Historical Society of CarrolCounty.