1993

05 September 1993 – Beyond the farm: County’s 19th-century labor force was more than agricultural workers

2021-08-11T12:09:52-04:00September 5th, 1993|1993, Yesteryears|

Carroll’s Yesteryears 05 September 1993 Beyond the farm: County’s 19th-century labor force was more than agricultural workers By Joe Getty Labor Day was first recognized in 1882 as a holiday to honor laborers for their many contributions to the American economy. Peter J. McGuire, founder of the union named Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners, proposed Labor [...]

11 July 1993 – Firemen’s parade was smoking

2021-08-11T12:10:03-04:00July 11th, 1993|1993, Yesteryears|

Carroll’s Yesteryears 11 July 1993 Firemen’s parade was smoking By Jay Graybeal Two earlier columns described the June 1914 Westminster Home-Coming and Firemen’s Convention. The final event was a firemen’s parade which was described by a Times reporter: “Thursday, which was acknowledged as the biggest day of Home-Coming Week, opened with beautiful blue skies and drew [...]

04 July 1993 – Alms House ceremony made for patriotic Fourth

2021-08-11T12:10:17-04:00July 4th, 1993|1993, Yesteryears|

Carroll’s Yesteryears 04 July 1993 Alms House ceremony made for patriotic Fourth By Joe Getty Fourth of July traditions in Carroll County have included patriotic celebrations and community activities with bands, parades, flags and fire crackers. A good example of a patriotic tribute occurred at a 1918 ceremony when George W. Albaugh donated a flag and [...]

27 June 1993 – Starting at the End: Historical Society looks forward to Armistice Day anniversary

2021-08-11T12:10:42-04:00June 27th, 1993|1993, Yesteryears|

Carroll’s Yesteryears 27 June 1993 Starting at the End: Historical Society looks forward to Armistice Day anniversary By Jay Graybeal Nov. 11 will be the 75th anniversary of the Armistice which ended the Great War, an event described by diplomat and historian George Kennan as “the seminal catastrophe of the 20th century.” The era of World [...]

20 June 1993 – Of cars and carnations

2021-08-11T12:10:59-04:00June 20th, 1993|1993, Yesteryears|

Carroll’s Yesteryears 20 June 1993 Of cars and carnations By Jay Graybeal Last week this column described the beginning of the weeklong Home-Coming in 1914. The second major event in Westminster was an Automobile Parade which was described by a Times correspondent: “The chief amusement feature on Wednesday was the Automobile Parade, which proved to be [...]

13 June 1993 – The ‘Greatest Event’ came to city

2021-08-11T12:11:15-04:00June 13th, 1993|1993, Yesteryears|

Carroll’s Yesteryears 13 June 1993 The ‘Greatest Event’ came to city By Jay Graybeal “Home-Coming and Fireman’s Convention Greatest Event in History of Our City” proclaimed the Times newspaper of June 12, 1914, a lengthy article described the “Red Letter” week of activities in Westminster: “The Home Coming Week and Fireman’s convention opened on Monday with [...]

30 May 1993 – Ultimate sacrifice: Some soldiers never returned home from World War II

2021-08-11T12:12:11-04:00May 30th, 1993|1993, Yesteryears|

Carroll’s Yesteryears 30 May 1993 Ultimate sacrifice: Some soldiers never returned home from World War II By Jay Graybeal Included in the Historical Society of Carroll County’s extensive photograph collection is a group of World War II press release photographs of local service men and women. The images show personnel working at military installations, training, receiving [...]

23 May 1993 – Bloomfield Manor’s history presents insights into south Carroll

2021-08-11T12:12:27-04:00May 23rd, 1993|1993, Yesteryears|

Carroll’s Yesteryears 23 May 1993 Bloomfield Manor’s history presents insights into south Carroll By Joe Getty The restoration of Bloomfield Manor, a historic property near Sykesville, is the subject of the Historical Society of Carroll County’s annual historic preservation month presentation. While the early architecture of Bloomfield Manor is representative of vernacular traditions in this region, [...]

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