100 Years Ago

Jan. 14, 1920

The first fertilizer in Frederick was made by rubbing bricks together down on Carroll street at the present stand of J. Tyson & Son. Jonathan Tyson, the founder of the firm, learned that fertilizer was needed in this county and section for the land and built a storeroom and warehouse on Carroll street about 70 years ago. Today this firm under the same name is turning out 40 tons of fertilizer per hour and is supplying about five different states with this valuable farm necessity. Due to the fact that increasing business demanded an expansion of working facilities, an expansion of working facilities, the local firm is constructing a new building 200 feet long, 70 feet wide and 50 feet high, and equipped with modern and up-to-date machinery.

A horse, ridden by Trego McKinney, was frightened by a passing automobile Sunday afternoon at the edge of Buckeystown, throwing the rider against the car and severely bruising him about the body. It was thought that the machine slightly came in contact with the horse, which caused it to frighten.

50 Years Ago

Jan. 14, 1970

The marathon argument over the proposed McDonald’s Restaurant to be built adjacent to the Frederick Shopping Center moved into its 14th month yesterday when the Frederick City Board of Zoning Appeals met to consider whether or not the word “McDonald’s” across the front of the building should be illuminated.

Work on Brunswick’s proposed sewage system extension may be completed by early spring, it was reported at Tuesday night’s town meeting. Mayor Jess Orndorff introduced a letter by town consulting engineer James Patricka stating that engineering on the project was nearly completed, with a project completion date by early spring if necessary rights-of-way could be acquired. To this end, the town board passed a resolution authorizing town attorney William Wenner to negotiate for acquisition of some 50 right-of-ways on H, I and J streets and on Second Avenue.

20 Years Ago

Jan. 14, 2000

The Frederick County Landmarks Foundation is trying to block the demolition of an 18th century farmhouse near Buckeystown, and may try to get the county to change the way demolition permits are granted. Tamko Roofing Products has filed for a permit to tear down the Job Dix Eichelberger House on the company’s property off Md. 85.

Who says the Frederick mail service is slow? The Baltimore cluster of the U.S. Postal Service, which includes Frederick, was named one of 12 second-place clusters for on-time delivery of first-class mail, the postal service said this week.

Janice Ambrose, the newest judge on the Maryland District Court, took her place on the Frederick County bench in investiture ceremonies Thursday afternoon. Judge Ambrose took the oath of office in the large ceremonial courtroom in the Frederick County Court House as more than 120 friends, lawyers, judges and politicians watched. She was appointed in December by Gov. Parris Glendening to a 10-year term. She is the second woman appointed to the local District Court bench.

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