Historical Society of Carroll County

Baltimore Sun article for September 17, 2000

25 Years Ago 

Work Experience is Now Available to H.S. Students — New Program Offers Opportunity to High School Youths to Earn Money Working in Non-Profit Agencies – First it was NYC now it is YWE Baltimore educational jargon.  No these are the shortened titles for an on going ten year federal program for youth throughout the country and here in Carroll County.  The Neighborhood Youth Corps began ten years ago in Carroll County.  It was a federally funded program designed to provide employment for pupils who needed it during the summer months and throughout the school year.  In 1974 under provisions of the Manpower Development Act, the program was changed, and it is now known as Youth Work Experience (YWE) Program.  During the past summer 104 pupils from the Carroll County Public Schools were employed in the YWE program.   Community Reporter, September 19, 1975.

50 Years Ago

Proposals for Patapsco State Park Approved – The Advisory Committee for the development of the Patapsco River Valley unanimously approved and recommended to the State Planning Commission preliminary proposals for the recreational development of the Patapsco River Valley.  A report by the Commission staff and its technical consultants is now being readied for consideration by the State Planning Commission.   After Commission approval the report is to be submitted to the Governor, the Legislative Council, the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, and the Commissioners of Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll and Howard counties.  The proposals provided for the modernization of existing facilities in the area, at the Patapsco State Park, and the construction and improvement of additional facilities throughout the Valley.  According to F. Ellwood Allen, park and recreation planner and consultant to the State Planning Commission, the proposals for the Patapsco Development provide the basis for recreational possibilities in the State which compare favorably with the best in the country.  A recommended schedule of priorities for obtaining the necessary land was discussed.  It was pointed out that the areas which should be acquired first ought to be those which might otherwise be developed incompatibly with the recreational potential of this attractive valley.   Democratic Advocate, September 15, 1950.

75 Years Ago

Women Demand Voice In Party – Equal representation with men on all Republican central committees in the State was asked by 100 members of the State Federation of Republican Women meeting Monday at the Armory, this city.  Mrs. George E. Wright, president, said that except in Carroll county where women have equal representation, Republican women have virtually no say in all county communities.  Women have eight votes out of thirty-two in the Republican City Committee of Baltimore.  At an executive meeting changes in the constitution of the federation were discussed.  In the afternoon former Mayor William F. Broening stressed the need for registration next year, and for voters moving into the State to file declarations of intent to vote by November 2 of this year.  Other speakers were William H. Lawrence, W. L. Seabrook, H. P. Gorsuch and John Cunningham.  Miss Mary B. Shellman chairman of Carroll County Republican Women’s Association, at the head of about fifty women of her county, welcomed a like number of delegates from Baltimore.  Democratic Advocate, September 18, 1925.

100 Years Ago          

The Sentinel last week contained an account of the finding of a land terrapin on the farm near Dennings belonging to the estate of the late Senator Bennett, upon which Mr. Samuel A. Haines had carved his initials and the figures 1849, the year when the carving was done.  The longevity of the creature seemed wonderful, but a greater wonder exists on Mr. Haines’ home farm in the shape of a terrapin upon which he carved his initials and the figures of the year, in 1835, when he was a boy of only ten years old.  Sometime during the past year Mr. Haines’ son, Mr. John Haines, found the terrapin, which still lives, on the Haines’ farm and his father recognized the carving as that done by him sixty-five years ago.  Stories of this character are generally received with some incredulity, but this one comes from a source which cannot be doubted.  The case is one which may well induce a more careful study of the characteristics of this species of tortoise than has ever yet been given by naturalists.   American Sentinel, September 15, 1900.