Blast from the Past

June 14, 2000

Week of June 11, 1950

An invasion of army worms was reported near Boonsboro and Chewsville today and County agent Mark Miller believes there is a strong possibility the area around Clear Spring also is infested with the worm that has already caused heavy damage to grain and pasture crops on the Eastern Shore and several counties in Western Maryland.

Hagerstown's population is 36,181 - a figure smaller than all estimates made during the past several years. The actual count means that this city has come close to topping Cumberland as the second largest incorporated city in Maryland.

The first concert of the summer, which will continue each Sunday evening at City Park by the Municipal Band, will be presented this Sunday


Week of June 11, 1975

To celebrate the 200th birthday of the U.S. Army, Fort Ritchie is planning an all-day party for Flag Day, June 14. Events begin at 9 a.m. and continue until retreat is sounded at 4 p.m.

In the days when Pen Mar Park was at its peak of popularity, a hike to High Rock was practically a must for those in search of a spectacular view.

When the Washington County Commissioners acquired more acreage at the park site, High Rock was included, and plans are being considered for the most advantageous use for the public.

Apparently city and county officials forgot today was Flag Day. There wasn't a sign of the Stars and Stripes on flagpoles at City Hall, the new District Court building or the county courthouse.

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