Historical Society of Carroll County

Baltimore Sun article for February 11, 2001

25 Years Ago

The Carroll County Commission on Aging is studying several sites in the Westminster area for a Visitors Center to welcome Bicentennial tourists.  Present plans are to have the Center in operation from mid-April to the end of October, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 7 days a week.  The commission on Aging is recruiting and will train hosts and hostesses to man the Center.  All 19 senior citizens clubs in Carroll County have been contacted and invited to participate in this gesture of hospitality to visitors.  The Herald, February 25, 1976.

50 Years Ago

A special Carroll county-wide meeting for a discussion of the possibilities of zoning legislation has been scheduled for the Westminster High school auditorium Friday at 8 p.m.  K. Ray Hollinger, president of the Westminster Chamber of Commerce has arranged the meeting.  State Senator Stanford I. Hoff, Carroll County representative in the Assembly, has accepted the invitation to speak.  He is expected to outline the views generally expressed in Annapolis on the matter and explain proper procedures required to pass legislation authorizing zoning.  Citizens over the county are invited to participate.   Democratic Advocate, February 9, 1951.

75 Years Ago

On Friday, February 19th, the Armory in Westminster will open its doors for the first moving picture.  For the first few weeks there will be shown one picture a week, on Friday and Saturday nights.  About the middle of March two pictures will be shown a week, the additional one coming on Wednesday and Thursday nights.  These pictures are to be shown on a non-theatrical basis, the proceeds being for the benefit of Company H and other local organizations, that may, from time to time, assist in putting on the pictures.  Concerning the pictures it is sufficient to say that they are First National, Metro Goldwyn, Pathe and Educational comedies and reviews.   American Sentinel, February 12, 1926.

100 Years Ago          

Efforts, for sometime, have been made by the several independent or local telephone companies of Western Maryland and contiguous Pennsylvania and Virginia territory, to secure long distance telephone communication with Baltimore.  On Monday evening last representatives from Carroll, Frederick, Washington and Harford counties, in Maryland; Adams and York, in Pennsylvania, and Frederick, in Virginia, met, by arrangement, President Webb, of the Maryland Telephone Company, in Baltimore, and completed the preliminary steps looking to the building of a long distance line, not only connecting the local plants with Baltimore, but with Philadelphia, Pittsburg, Washington and Norfolk.  The indications are that the long distance line between Baltimore and the Western Maryland local exchange will be completed by May 1st.  Messrs. Geo. W. Albaugh and A. H. Huber, of this city, represented the Carroll County Company at the conference referred to.   American Sentinel, February 9, 1901.