100 Years Ago
Sept. 20, 1919
A young couple eloped from Hagerstown to this city last night and were married by Dr. U.S.G. Rupp, pastor of the Lutheran church. Parental objection interfered with their plans at home so they decided to take matters in their own hands. “Ed” Dougherty, the cabman of that city, who makes a specialty of assisting cupid in his line of business, brought the pair to Frederick and later took them home rejoicing.
Battle-scarred, wearing five wound stripes and four service chevrons, the Cadillac car of the Sixth Marines swung into Frederick yesterday afternoon on the first leg of its Western Maryland marine recruiting tour. This Cadillac car comes back from France with a history second only to the famous Elizabeth Ford of that fighting regiment, the distinction of carrying at some time or other, during its two years of service in France, every allied commander-in-chief, and right regally to does this khaki-colored car bear its honors.
A new and added attraction will be seen at the Frederick fair this year in the line of community betterment. A “Health Exhibit” is planned and a nurse will be on hand at all times to weigh babies and to give advice to mothers for the care of the infants.
50 Years Ago
Sept. 20, 1969
An escapee from a Washington, D.C., mental hospital, who believes he might have killed someone, was found by state police Thursday morning wandering in a state of confusion along Interstate 70-S south of the U.S. 15 interchanges. The man identified by police as Earl Eugene Anderson, of St. Elizabeth Hospital, told police that he could not remember anything since he left work the preceding day, but he thought the might be a murderer.
A standing-room only audience overflowed Catoctin High School auditorium Friday night as Miss Mary Lynn Ogle, 17, became queen of the 13th annual Community Show of the Thurmont-Emmitsburg Area and Chapter Sweetheart of the Catoctin Future Farmers of America.
Frederick County’s eight secondary school bands will perform individually and en masse Tuesday on the opening night of the Great Frederick Fair in the Grandstand arena.
20 Years Ago
Sept. 20, 1999
A Frederick girl who has only been around horses for a few months took first place in the youth showmanship class on Sunday at the Great Frederick Fair. Danielle Hamilton, 11, won the honor on Sunday by showing Cedric, a 2,460-pound Belgian.
Country artist Terri Clark entertained fans at the Great Frederick Fair for about an hour and a half Sunday night, mixing her well-known songs with some new ones from an album scheduled to be released next spring.
Country music artist John Michael Montgomery was the featured entertainment for the grandstand show at the Great Frederick Fair Saturday night.Jeff and Tracy Carr were walking around the Great Frederick Fair Sunday afternoon, stuffed full of their favorite fair food, barbecue from Hemp’s meats, satisfied they were once again visiting a “homey” county fair. The Rockville residents have visited the Montgomery County Fair, but they said that fair is larger than the one in Frederick and is chock-full of teenagers. “A lot of families” go to the Great Frederick Fair ... “normal people,” said Mrs. Carr.