As we wrap-up 2016, please enjoy some BAY TIMES’ December news stories from the past.
We often think nostalgically that our past was crime free, which is not the case by any stretch of the imagination. From a front page in 1963:
Though of course the news was generally not so sensational back then:
Kent Island pharmacist Gil Dunn opened his Jimmy Foxx museum in 1965. For years after the in-store shrine was a matter of pride for fans of the Eastern Shore’s famous Double XX heavy-hitter and baseball icon who was born in my home county of Queen Anne’s.
BAY TIMES columnist wrote about Gil, Foxx, and the museum in his column:
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Also in 1965:
Crime was once again a headline on 12/12/1968:
And a new county commissioner was sworn in:
The BAY TIMES often ran reader submitted photos, like this one from the early 20th century, of what readers thought of as the good old days:
On 12/19/1968 the paper reported the death of a local marine serving in Viet Nam:
And celebrated the opening of our county’s new library:
QUEEN ANNE’S COUNTY LIBRARY WEBSITE: http://www.qaclibrary.org/
The Avalon Theatre was advertising an odd mix of shows on 12/10/1970:
And all the local kids, including my old friend Sammy Burgess, celebrated a near-Christmas snowfall in in 1973:
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