Historical Society of Carroll County

Baltimore Sun Article for June 3, 2001

25 Years Ago

Record Class Graduates from South Carroll – The largest graduating class in the history of South Carroll High School walked across the stage Thursday night to accept their diplomas.  Addressing the 393 seniors was Dr. George E. Thomas, described by Principal Chester Elder as a “dedicated educator.”  Mr. Elder had a special pleasure.  Among the graduating seniors were his own son and daughter.  The principal personally presented their diplomas.   The Herald, June 9, 1976.

50 Years Ago

Human Society to Hold Dog Show July 1st – The Carroll County Humane Society will hold their first dog show on the Westminster High school playground on Sunday, July 1st, beginning at 2:30 p.m.  Miss Jane Reifsnider will be in charge of the show and anyone interested in entering their pet may get the entry blanks from Miss Reifsnider or call her at her home on College Hill.  Prizes will be given in all classes.   Democratic Advocate, June 1, 1951.

75 Years Ago

Mayor Flies Over City – During the convention two gentlemen from Winchester, Va., added a number of thrills by taking passengers over the city in an airplane at $2.50 a trip.  This morning, Mayor Matthews, accompanied by a number of friends, visited the flying field on the W. Frank Thomas farm, and His Honor enjoyed a fly over this city, to the great amusement of his many friends.  He has the nerve.   American Sentinel, June 4, 1926.

100 Years Ago          

Six of the lanterns which have been used by the Citizens’ Water Company to mark the obstructions caused by digging the trenches for the mains in this city, at night, have been stolen.  They were taken from the points at which they were placed for the purpose stated, leaving the obstructions and the open trenches unmarked and in darkness and causing danger to persons walking or driving on the streets.  The larcenies were thus aggravated by exposing citizens to serious injury.  The thieves will probably be discovered and punished unless they promptly return the stolen lanterns.   American Sentinel, June 1, 1901.