Historical Society of Carroll County

Baltimore Sun Article for August 5, 2001

25 Years Ago

Dedication Ceremonies Planned for Piney Run – The Public will get a chance to see the park the county has built for it on the Piney Run free of charge when it is formally dedicated August 28.  Under normal circumstances those visiting the Piney Run Park facility would have to pay $1 a piece to enter when it opens on a regular basis.  That opening date is now being projected for mid-August.  And if you’re planning to attend the dedication, it might do well to leave home a little early.  According to Parks Director Bruce A. Hildebrand, the attendance quota of 500 will have to be enforced.   The Herald, August 4, 1976.

50 Years Ago

Pilot Killed; Airplane Wrecked and Burned – The first fatal accident of its kind to occur in Carroll county happened Saturday morning when John Hemmes, 28-year old, Glen Burnie, was killed and his airplane was wrecked and burned.  His airplane crashed while dusting a field of corn on the Russell Warner farm, one mile west of Frizellburg.  Hemmes was pilot for the Tyler Flight Service which maintains headquarters at the Westminster airport along the Littlestown road.  Hemmes was pulled from his wrecked plane before it was destroyed by flames.     Democratic Advocate, August 3, 1951.

75 Years Ago

Big Delegation at College Park — 50 Boys and Girls Attending Club Week Convention – The liveliest delegation to leave Carroll County this year and perhaps in the history of the County was the group of nearly fifty boys and girls who left Westminster Thursday morning to attend Club Week at College Park August 5th to 10th.  This camp or convention at the State University draws boys and girls from every County in the State who represent the various 4-H or Junior Agricultural and Home making Clubs in the different sections of the counties.  The trip was made via Sykesville and Ellicott City in the largest bus of the Conoway Motor Company, which was financed jointly by the County Farm Bureau and the Federation of Homemakers Clubs.  Mr. John Bushey of Woodbine also provided a bus for the occasion.  A stop was made enroute for lunch.   Democratic Advocate, August 6, 1926.

100 Years Ago

There are too many tramps loafing around.  Last fall, a strong, healthy looking man came to your correspondent and wanted to roost with the chickens.  Recently a 9-year-old boy was held up and searched.  Improved machinery may have thrown some out of employment, but strikes, and indifference to work are the reasons so many tramps are imposing on the generosity of those who try to make an honest living.   American Sentinel, August 3, 1901.