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Blast from the past

May 16, 2001

Blast from the past



Week of May 13, 1951


Washington County has 20 patients in the Camp Ritchie State Hospital at Cascade who are in good spirits and receiving the best of care, said Washington County Commissioners President Winslow F. Burhans.

To gain admittance to the hospital, a patient must first of all be needy, infirm or chronically ill.

Yesterday meant just a little more perhaps to one Hagerstown resident, Mrs. Natalie Lloyd of Willard Street, than to others. She is a cousin of the founder of Mother's Day, Anna Jarvis.

A proclamation signed by Mayor Herman Mills called upon all departments of the city government, civic and service clubs, girls and boys organizations, and every citizen of Hagerstown to lend their full support to the Junior Chamber of Commerce Clean Up, Paint Up, Fix Up Campaign, which starts today and continues through May 26.




Week of May 13, 1976


Democratic presidential candidate Jimmy Carter is scheduled to arrive at Hagerstown Regional Airport at 6 p.m. today for an hour of campaigning here. He will be taken to Long Meadow Shopping Center for a brief speech to begin at about 6:20 p.m.

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The county's population, estimated at 108,210 in 1975, when countians made up 2.6 percent of Maryland's population, should jump to 119,640 by 1990, according to the Department of State Planning.

The Herald-Mail Co. has purchased 4.7 acres of downtown land from the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad on which to build a modern newspaper plant.

The property is at the southeast corner of Summit Avenue and Antietam Street.

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