2019

Masquerading a Long Forgotten Holiday Tradition

2021-07-22T12:22:28-04:00December 22nd, 2019|2019, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 22 December 2019 Masquerading a Long Forgotten Holiday Tradition By David Buie Holiday customs serve an essential role in marking the changes of time in our personal lives as well as the history of our communities. This is especially true during our end-of-the-year holidays when we repeat rituals that continue local traditions in the [...]

Carroll County’s Beginnings Included a Jail, Free Schools

2021-07-22T12:16:11-04:00December 8th, 2019|2019, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 8 December 2019 Carroll County’s Beginnings Included a Jail, Free Schools By Mary Ann Ashcraft How do you start a brand-new county? The next few paragraphs offer a glimpse into the actions of Carroll County’s first commissioners as recorded in the earliest minute book they kept. How fascinating to have a glimpse of Carroll’s [...]

Architectural Treasures

2021-07-22T12:02:48-04:00November 24th, 2019|2019, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 24 November 2019 Architectural Treasures By Mary Ann Ashcraft Whether you enjoy ornate old houses or prefer something plain and modern, there are two spectacular examples of Victorian-era domestic architecture worth seeing in Carroll County. They sit at high points in the towns of Sykesville and Westminster and were built in the 1870s or [...]

Local Crusader Remembered as 19th Amendment Anniversary Nears

2021-07-22T11:54:28-04:00November 10th, 2019|2019, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 10 November 2019 Local Crusader Remembered as 19th Amendment Anniversary Nears By Mary Ann Ashcraft The year 2020 is fast approaching and it promises to be an important one, not just in American politics, but because it marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution. Women [...]

Halloween Traditions From German Culture

2021-07-22T11:51:01-04:00October 27th, 2019|2019, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 27 October 2019 Halloween Traditions From German Culture By David Buie As a cultural tradition, Halloween has evolved over many centuries from pre-Christian rituals combined with religious celebrations. All Hallow’s Eve was the vigil of Hallowmas, celebrated by lighting bonfires to fend off ghosts and witches on the evening before the Feast of All [...]

Remembering the War of 1812 “Old Defenders,” many of whom hailed from Carroll County

2021-07-22T11:42:37-04:00September 22nd, 2019|2019, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 22 September 2019 Remembering the War of 1812 “Old Defenders,” many of whom hailed from Carroll County By David Buie Last weekend marked the 205th anniversary of the British bombardment of Ft. McHenry during the War of 1812. It was that event which inspired Francis Scott Key, born in the part of Frederick County [...]

Summer in the 1880s Included Camp Meetings in Linwood

2021-07-22T11:35:04-04:00September 8th, 2019|2019, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 8 September 2019 Summer in the 1880s Included Camp Meetings in Linwood By Mary Ann Ashcraft How did you spend your summer? Chances are your activities were rather different from those of the 1880s or 1890s. Enjoyable articles appear in old newspapers describing how our ancestors spent their leisure moments. One summer night the [...]

Exploring the History of Northwestern Carroll County has Never Been Easier

2021-07-22T11:31:48-04:00August 25th, 2019|2019, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 25 August 2019 Exploring the History of Northwestern Carroll County has Never Been Easier By David Buie During the 19th century the citizens of Carroll County went about their daily chores relatively isolated from the world. Lack of good transportation meant that each small town became the center for social events and other activities, [...]

Local Papers Reports on Post-Civil War South

2021-07-22T11:28:19-04:00August 11th, 2019|2019, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 11 August 2019 Local Papers Reports on Post-Civil War South By Mary Ann Ashcraft Today’s newspapers, television, and internet share the plight of civil war victims around the globe and the struggles of agencies trying to help them. In the months following the American Civil War Carroll newspapers similarly reported the dire circumstances facing [...]

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