25 years ago: Tropical storm Agnes more or less wiped out last year's sixth annual Farm Visitation Day. So this year, a record number of 31 "Welcome Farms" in counties stand ready to host town and city families for the seventh annual, last-Sunday-in June event. The sponsoring Maryland Farm-City Committee reports that participating farms will offer a wide array of things to see. Youngsters will have a chance to pet young calves on dairy and beef cattle farms. -- the Carroll Record, June 21, 1973.
50 years ago: A 28-year-old Baltimore truck driver escaped serious injury about 11: 45 a.m. Saturday when his vehicle was struck by a Pennsylvania Railroad train on a crossing at Kump's Station, three miles north of Taneytown. The driver, Edward J. Windisch, sustained a bruised left elbow and about $500 damage to his truck. In addition, he was charged with failing to stop within 10 feet of a railroad crossing and ordered to stand trial July 7 before Magistrate Vincent Tubman in Taneytown. Windisch told the trooper that because of high weeds, he did not see the approaching train until he drove onto the tracks and heard the locomotive whistle blowing for the crossing. -- Democratic Advocate, June 18, 1948.
75 years ago: Monday evening, the graduating class of Westminster High School held its fifth annual Class Night in the Opera House. With 50 in the graduating class and only about 400 that could be admitted, every seat was filled before the curtain went up. The program was a very delightful one. -- Democratic Advocate, June 15, 1923.
Pub Date: 6/21/98