The Places We’ve Gone

2021-07-18T16:48:16-04:00May 28th, 2020|Education, Treasures of Carroll County|

Congratulations! Today is your day. You're off to Great Places! You're off and away! - Dr. Seuss     Over the years Carroll Countians have travelled far and wide by a variety of means. The growth of railroads and, later, the popularity of cars and the improvement of roads made leisure travel easier. Proud new [...]

A Soldier’s Story

2021-07-18T16:47:28-04:00May 21st, 2020|Education, Treasures of Carroll County|

The United States entered the Great War - World War I - on April 6, 1917. Nearly 1,000 Carroll County men and women served in uniform. Of these, 36 made the ultimate sacrifice. Lloyd D. Schaeffer of Westminster enlisted in the Enlisted Reserve Corps as a private on August 22, 1917, and was sent to the [...]

Mother’s Day

2021-07-18T16:50:05-04:00May 8th, 2020|Education|

With all of us locked in our homes, it's sometimes hard to remember how much time is passing. Easter came and went. And now it's Mother's Day already. Mother's Day in the United States started in the 19th century. During the Civil War, Ann Reeves Jarvis of West Virginia organized women's brigades, encouraging women to help [...]

Roosevelt in Westminster

2021-07-18T16:51:44-04:00May 1st, 2020|Education, Treasures of Carroll County|

It's definitely strange times. Here we are in the middle of the primary season and yet nothing is happening. No rallies, no debates, and no robo calls (OK, that last one is a good thing). But in 1912 the situation was very different. In 1908, President Theodore Roosevelt had decided not to run for another term [...]


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