17 December 2000 – Accused Bigamist Spent 1900 Christmas in Jail

2021-10-30T12:37:40-04:00October 30th, 2021|2000, Yesteryears|

“Accused Bigamist Spent 1900 Christmas in Jail” Carroll County Times article for 17 December 2000 by Jay A. Graybeal The local 1900 holiday season was interrupted by a sensational court hearing involving a Pleasant Valley woman and an accused bigamist. Not surprisingly, the case received considerable press coverage, including a lengthy article in the December 15th issue [...]

5 March 2000 – 1902 Ice Storm

2021-10-30T11:57:37-04:00October 30th, 2021|2000, Yesteryears|

"1902 Ice Storm" Carroll County Times article for 5 March 2000 By Jay A. Graybeal As many local residents well know, Carroll County is frequently visited by severe ice storms. The March 1, 1902 issue of the Westminster Democratic Advocate newspaper briefly described one of the worst storms of the last century: “On Friday of last week about [...]

8 August 2021 – Exploring the Grand History of the Mehring Family

2021-08-14T16:51:54-04:00August 8th, 2021|2021, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 8 August 2021 Exploring the Grand History of the Mehring Family By Mary Ann Ashcraft Some surnames like Shipley, Yingling, Shriver, and Myers have shown up in Carroll County records for centuries, but today’s column covers another old name which may not be so familiar− the Mehrings of Bruceville and Keymar. Johann Wolfgang Mohring [...]

25 July 2021 – Swept Away

2021-08-14T16:48:42-04:00July 25th, 2021|2021, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 25 July 2021 Swept Away By David Buie For the past month, flooding and storm damage have become commonplace in the local news. As recent as Sunday, June 18 of this year, a local news broadcaster reported flooding and the devastation of Baltimore County homes, leaving up to ten thousand BG&E customers without electricity [...]

13 July 1997 – St. Paul’s Methodist Episcopal Church Cornerstone

2021-10-29T10:46:12-04:00July 13th, 2021|1997, Yesteryears|

"St. Paul's Methodist Episcopal Church Cornerstone" Carroll County Times article for 13 July 1997 By Jay A. Graybeal One hundred years ago, New Windsor residents witnessed the laying of the cornerstone of a new church. The event was publicized in a brief Westminster news item in the 3 July 1897 issue of the Westminster American Sentinel newspaper:   [...]

11 July 2021 – Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

2021-08-14T16:46:40-04:00July 11th, 2021|2021, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 11 July 2021 Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow By Mary Ann Ashcraft Fashion is a big component of history that can’t be ignored. Although clothing certainly comes to mind, what about styles of facial hair for men? Shaving, or not shaving, has gone in and out of fashion for thousands of years. What was in [...]

27 June 2021 – Corbit’s Charge was Significant Civil War Cavalry Skirmish

2021-08-14T16:43:58-04:00June 27th, 2021|2021, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 27 June 2021 Corbit’s Charge was Significant Civil War Cavalry Skirmish By David Buie This weekend, the Pipe Creek Civil War Round Table held an event commemorating the 158th anniversary of Corbit’s Charge at Court Place in Westminster. The event concluded on June 26th in the late afternoon. Corbit’s Charge, also known as the [...]

23 May 2021 – Parade of Memories

2021-08-14T16:35:08-04:00May 23rd, 2021|2021, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 23 May 2021 Parade of Memories By Helen Shriver Riley The end of May brings memories of Memorial Day parades and other celebrations. In my 90 plus years, my family has attended or participated in numerous such events in Westminster that in many ways tell the story of almost a century of life here [...]

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