Today in Salisbury’s History: Friday, June 25, 1976

Friday, June 25, 1976

  • Delmar town officials announced their plans to convert a railroad caboose into a museum along the railroad tracks downtown. The caboose, recently acquired from B&O Railroad for $1,000, will be restored by the Delmar Bicentennial Committee. Grover Lecates and George Truitt will led the effort.
  • Elmer Elsey, 21, of Towson Street, became the summer’s third drowning victim when he disappeared under the surface of the Wicomico River behind the Banks Market on Riverside Drive. Officials said the river is about 50 feet deep where the man disappeared.
  • Noreen Uihlein was the winner of the 19th annual Pepsi Cola Women’s Invitational Golf Tournament at the Green Hill Yacht & Country Club. The 1975 University of New Hampshire standout shot scores of 72-77. Perennial local favorite Jane Mason shot 75-82.
  • A Super Sirloin Steak at Ponderosa Steakhouse on Salisbury Boulevard next to Tony Tank was priced at $2.49.
  • Gerald B. Truitt Jr. of Maryland National Bank was named president of the Salisbury Rotary Club. Richard S. Wooten handed the gavel to Truitt in a ceremony Thursday night. Richard S. Barr of Barr International will serve as vice president.

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