Historical Society of Carroll County

Baltimore Sun article for November 19, 2000

25 Years Ago

Farmers Market to Reopen Soon in Carroll County — Will be in Operation on Four Successive Saturdays Prior to Christmas — Wide Variety of Items – The Carroll County Farmers Market will open at the County Agricultural Center on four successive Saturdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. beginning November 29, featuring homemade baked goods, Christmas ornaments and centerpieces, leather crafts, fresh greens and many other craft items according to James Cecil, president.  The Carroll County market attracts a wide following of customers from Carroll and nearby suburban areas.  Customer surveys indicate that more than half the customers come from as far away as Harrisburg, Pa., and Alexandria, Va., as well as the Baltimore and Washington areas.  Community Reporter, November 21, 1975.

50 Years Ago   

Annual Homecoming Parade by W.M.C.  – Five lion cubs will ride on a special float with the Western Maryland College Green Terror in the annual Homecoming parade at the College Saturday afternoon, November 18.  The five lion cubs were secured by Edward Early, a student at the College, through the cooperation of Mr. Watson, director of the Baltimore Zoo and Mr. Hook, Park Commissioner.  Mr. Watson will bring the cubs to the Campus Saturday morning in time for the big parade.  The parade will form at the Amory in Westminster at 12:30 p.m. and proceed to the Western Maryland College campus prior to the football game on Hoffa Field with Johns Hopkins University.  The Green Terror and his cub family will ride in an open convertible car as one of the main attractions of the parade which will feature many student-designed floats.  All of the floats have been designed to tie in with the gala celebration of the Mid-Century Homecoming at the Westminster college.      Democratic Advocate, November 17, 1950.

75 Years Ago         

Tidewater Portland Cement Company Purchased by Lehigh Co. – Judge Morris A. Soper, Baltimore, Saturday, sold the Tidewater Portland Cement Company Union Bridge, which failed last July and went into the hands of receivers.  The Federal Court assumed jurisdiction by virtue of the bankruptcy laws.  The buyer was the Lehigh Portland Cement Company, which bought out the other concern at         a price of $3,305,000.  The judge held the sale in order that he might get the highest price possible for the business.  The court that assumes jurisdiction in a bankruptcy matter is charged by law to obtain the greatest return possible for the creditors and investors in the enterprise.   Democratic Advocate, November 20, 1925.

100 Years Ago

Luther Day, the Sunday nearest the anniversary of the birth of Martin Luther, which occurred at Eisleben, Germany, November 10th, 1483, was celebrated at Grace Lutheran Church, this city, on Sunday, with a service in the interest of home missions, by the Sunday school.  The program consisted of addresses, responsive readings, recitations, singing, etc., and was attractively rendered.  The pulpit platform and altar railing were very tastefully trimmed with many colored chrysanthemums and American flags.  The service was under the supervision of the pastor, Rev. Dr. P. H. Miller.   American Sentinel, November 17, 1900.