50 YEARS AGO
Initial development of the proposed Tuckahoe State Park, on the Queen Anne’s and Caroline county border, may begin in the spring of 1970.
This was the word this week from Spencer P. Ellis, director of the Department of Forests and Parks, in a letter to State Senator Harry R. Hughes in Denton.
Mr. Ellis pointed out that should initial funds be made available in July 1969, engineering and design would begin soon after that and the awarding of bids and work starting in the spring of 1970.
A total of 1,542 acres have been purchased to date, leaving a total of 2,096 acres yet to be bought by the state.
••• The Board of Education will sponsor a November 5th “Open House” at the new Queen Anne’s County High School and simultaneously initiate American Education Week activities for 1967.
The citizens of the county are invited to visit the new comprehensive high school Sunday, November 5, between the hours of 2 and 5 p.m. Students and teachers will give tours of the building. During the Open House, music will be provided by the school bands in the new auditorium.
Visitors will have an opportunity to see the entire building, which covers five acres of a 137-acre site
••• The Board of Public Works may have laid to rest for a time the controversy over a parallel Chesapeake Bay Bridge.
The board voted unanimously to approve the awarding of a contract to the J. E. Greiner Corp. for preliminary engineering studies of the bridge.
The Board of Public Works is comprised of Gov. Agnew, Comptroller Louis L. Goldstein and State Treasurer John A. Luetkemeyer.
••• Charles Patterson, of near Crumpton, one of the state’s top-ranking FFA members and outstanding 4-H Club member, was this week named high individual in the National 4-H Dairy Judging contest in Columbus,