Historical Society of Carroll County

Baltimore Sun article for February 25, 2001

25 Years Ago

Thomas G. Mohler, District Engineer of the State Highway Administration, will speak to the residents of the Eldersburg and Sykesville areas at the meeting of the Eldersburg Improvement Association to be held at 8 p.m., Mon., March 8, at the Eldersburg Community Center.  Mr. Mohler will discuss plans for the improvement of Routes 26, 32, and 97.  Highway planning is recognized as a major factor in the development of a community.  In a rapidly developing community such as Eldersburg, this planning is especially important and will directly affect every member of the community.  Because of the general interest in Mr. Mohler’s talk, the meeting will be open to everyone.   The Herald, February 25, 1976.

50 Years Ago

The County Commissioners for Carroll County have released their budget for 1951 and shows that the total income for all sources appears to be $1,086,656.98.  How some of the revenues are derived.  Racing money received was $40,000, motor vehicles $88,000, trial magistrates $7,500, county home $700, care for insane $4,000, sheriff’s fees $1,200, real property $58,279.24, personal property $71,822.44, railroads and utilities $67,525, ordinary business corporations, $109,537.50, distilled spirits $22,737.50 and financial corporations $30,000.  It costs to build schools, roads, salaries, etc.  The taxpayer is the loser. Democratic Advocate, February 23, 1951.

75 Years Ago

The Woman’s Club earnestly requests that churches, organizations, clubs, and citizens generally will hold these dates open and make their plans in order to attend each evening of Music Week.  The exercises will be held in Alumni Hall and will be free.  We feel sure that all who were privileged to attend the sessions last year must remember them with pleasure and profit.  The committee is at work on the program which will be announced later.  The ministers of the churches are requested to preach a sermon on “The Power of Music,” on the Sunday of May 2nd.  National Music Week last year was observed by 800 cities, thus proving its appeal.  Make this truly a community affair by co-operating with the committee to make Music Week a success.   Democratic American, February 26, 1926.

100 Years Ago          

Miss Margaret Jaeger, a native of Manchester but now a teacher in the public schools of Baltimore, has an interesting article in the New Pedagogue, for January, in which she relates the results of an experiment which she inaugurated with the boys in her classes.  As girls are given sewing lessons she concluded the boys should have some analogous employment for heads and hands, and so set them to modeling objects in clay.  The success of the experiment has been marked, not only in the artistic skill manifested by many of the pupils, but in the general stimulation of interest in learning.   American Sentinel, February 23, 1901.