25 Years Ago
* Genesco will open its new plant in the Westminster area this month and will phase out its operation on John Street a week later, according to Ralph J. Falcone, plant manager. Mr. Falcone said the 46,000-square foot facility will house sewing machines and presses, and will contain all the latest conveniences in industrial construction. -- Democratic Advocate, Jan. 6, 1969.
50 Years Ago
* The heavy rains of Monday caused high waters at Linwood and Union Bridge, stopping all traffic from the Union Bridge state road to either place from 9 p.m. until about 9 a.m. Tuesday. The Pipe Creek stream was a raging torrent and resembled a river. The stream covered the state road to an impassable state at many places. No delay was made to Western Maryland Railroad trains. The men employed at the Union Bridge car shops, living west of the city, were compelled to leave their cars and walk to the coal tipple and up the track. At Linwood, no one could get to the village from the state road. At the Hibberd property, near New Windsor, the meadows were all under deep water by Pipe Creek overflowing. -- Democratic Advocate, Jan. 7, 1944.
75 Years Ago
* Burglars entered Smelser's warehouse, New Windsor,
sometime Monday night or early Tuesday and stole between $300 and $400 worth of clover seed and something over $4 from the money drawer. They also visited A. W. Wagner's Butter and Ice Cream Factory, where they secured 180 pounds of butter. It is generally supposed they were traveling in an auto truck. -- Union Bridge Pilot, Jan. 3, 1916.
100 Years Ago
* A citizen of Cranberry has two remarkable cats. One of them, called Tommie, weighs 12 3/4 pounds. His owner claims that he was on exhibition at the World's Fair. He is given the largest liberty and takes as many privileges as a member of the family. He can catch more rats and mice than any cat living. His owner is very proud of him, and Tommie is also very proud of himself. The other member of this feline pair is named Tabby. She weighs 11 1/2 pounds and can open any window or door in the house if not fastened or locked. -- American Sentinel, Jan. 6, 1894.