July 5, 1998
25 Years Ago
Old Time Market Again In Carroll County—You can find historical lore aplenty in Carroll County, in the heart of northern Maryland’s agriculturally oriented Piedmont area. Another plaque
marks the location of “Corbit’s Charge” on June 29, 1863, which slowed up a Rebel cavalry division on its way to the Battle of Gettysburg during the Civil War, some 20 miles up present highway 140 in neighboring Pennsylvania. And a cultural spill-over from north of the old Mason-Dixon Line is in Pennsylvania Dutch influence with its tradition for thriftiness and home gardening. It’s this latter heritage which helped make a success of the county’s first old-time farmers market last year during an 11-week run on summer Saturdays at the Carroll County Agricultural Center, according to Robert L. Jones, County Extension agricultural agent. That success has blossomed into plans for a 13-week resumption this year, beginning Saturday (July 7) at the same location, Jones has announced on behalf of the farmers market committee. It is located adjacent to the Farm Museum, south of Westminster on Smith Avenue, off U.S. Highway 140 and between state highways 32 and 27. The Carroll Record, July 5, 1973.
50 Years Ago
Teacher Fowble Slugged By Hitch-Hiker—Fred Fowble, Westminster High School teacher found unconscious early Saturday on the Old Frederick road near Hollofield, Howard county, told police he was assaulted by a young “hitchhiker.” The assailant, who fled in his victim’s automobile, struck Fowble on the head shortly after being picked up near the Patapsco River bridge. Fowble, thrown from the car, was found lying in the roadway by Andrew Huppler, a passing motorist, about 2 a.m. Huppler took the unconscious man to the Ellicott City Police Station. When he was revived, Fowble gave Patrolman Charles Linthicum an account of the assault. Fowble said he was returning to his home in Westminster from Baltimore when the youth, standing near the bridge, solicited a ride. After picking up the “hitch-hiker,” Fowble reported he had driven about a quarter of a mile when he was struck on the head and lost consciousness. In addition to stealing his car, the assailant robbed him of his cash. Fowble was treated by a doctor in Ellicott City for a head wound before being returned to his home at 60 Court street. Democratic Advocate, July 2, 1948.
75 Years Ago
Westminster -The Fourth—The Fourth of July was celebrated by the fireman holding a parade and fete in this city. In the evening at 6:30 o’clock the Westminster band, Westminster,
Hampstead and Manchester fire companies formed into line and paraded through our main streets. During the day two ball games were played, our home team winning both. In the morning the locals opponents were Taneytown in which 12 innings were played before the deciding run was made by the home team. The score being 9 to 8. In the afternoon Hanover Red men were defeated by 8 to 3. The firemen will hold their fete tonight and tomorrow night. Democratic Advocate, July 6, 1923. 100 Years Ago Westminster Items – Childrens’ Flag Parade—All children wishing to take part in a flag parade on July 4th, will please meet at Winchester place at six o’clock in the evening, where they will be arranged in line. On account of the danger from accident no lighted lanterns will be allowed in the parade. Each child is requested to carry a flag. The baby carriage division will bring up the rear. The route of the parade will be Winchester Place to Main street, down Main to Washington avenue, up Main to Carroll street, down Main to Court street, around Court House Square to Main street, to Winchester July 5, 1998
Place, where they will sing “America” and disband. The parade will be in charge of several ladies who,
with the assistance of the larger boys and girls, will marshall the procession. All little boys and girls are
cordially invited to participate. Democratic Advocate, July 2, 1898.