25 years ago:Recently, the fifth grade at...


25 years ago:

Recently, the fifth grade at Taneytown Middle School held an "Old Maryland Day" sale to raise money for a field trip. While preparations for this sale continued, the social studies room became a workshop where the students made copies of the original charter, drawings, replicas of early rag dolls, quilt tops, pillows, jewelry, candles and many other items to be sold. Because of the success of this sale, the fifth grade will take two field trips before the end of the year, to the Shriver Homestead in Union Mills and to the Catoctin park near Thurmont. -- Carroll Record, June 7, 1973.

75 years ago:

Before one of the largest crowds that witnessed a baseball game on the local field, the Westminster Athletic Club defeated the Western Maryland College nine Wednesday afternoon, 9-5. Dorsey, who did mound duty of the college nine, hit the ball hard and performed well on the hill. He hit a home run and a triple. He was the heaviest batter of the game. -- Democratic Advocate, June 1, 1923.

100 years ago:

Last week, G. S. Griffith, president of the Maryland Prisoners Aid Association, and Rev. Wm. C. Stoudenmire, general agent, visited the jail and almshouse last week. Following is their report: "In the Carroll County jail, at Westminster, we found 11 prisoners, all male, except 1 white woman. Petty larceny was the charge laid against nearly all of them. Three of them are sentenced to the Maryland House of Corrections. The rest are waiting trial. The sheriff, Mr. Ephraim Haines, is in hearty sympathy with the work of our association. He had just succeeded in raising a purse of $4 or $5 for a prisoner, who was tried and found not guilty, that he might return home and resume life where he left off, without being compelled to beg." -- Democratic Advocate, June 4, 1898.

Pub Date: 6/07/98

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