Today In Salisbury’s History: Saturday, July 30, 1977

Saturday, July 30, 1977

  • A Wicomico County grand jury released a report that was highly critical of conditions and policies at the Poplar Hill Correctional Camp near Quantico. The report found that inmates who have been previously screened as escape threats, or who have attempted to escape from other facilities, are still being sent to the facility. State’s Attorney Richard Warren directed the investigation. Statistics show that 5 percent of inmates who are granted Family Leave never return to the camp, then then must be tracked down.
  • A 16-year-old Salisbury boy had his leg amputated below the knee after a car-motorcycle accident a Railroad Avenue and East Isabella Street. Ralph Walter Taylor of Bennett Road failed to stop for a stop sign and was struck by a pickup truck. The leg was mangled, police said, and the amputation was performed at Peninsula General Hospital.
  •  Several bridal parties were held to celebrate the engagement of Linda Gay Wooten and Charles Bruce Anderson. AMong those hosting parties: Dr. and Mrs. Nevins Todd Jr. of Ridge Road, Mrs. C.B. Ellis of Taney Avenue, Mrs. V. Lynn Wooten of Taney Avenue and Mrs. Agnes Klein of Easton. The reheasal dinner was to be held in the home of Mrs. Hubert Shupard of Delmar; the wedding was scheduled to be held at Green Hill Yacht & Country Club.
  •  Rachel Willin announced the opening of her new floral boutique, Flowers By Rachel, in the Quantico Square Shopping Center.
  •  Bejamin’s on the Downtown Plaza was offering a sale on 15-inch Puka shell necklaces — a natural for summer 1975 — for $14.90.

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