17 October 1993 – Belle Grove fountain 100 years ago

2021-10-28T09:52:45-04:00October 17th, 1993|1993, Yesteryears|

"Belle Grove fountain 100 years ago" Carroll County Times article for 17 October 1993 By Joe Getty Public improvements within the communities throughout Carroll County were a major issue at the turn-of-the-century. Gas lights, water systems, macadamized roads and concrete sidewalks were important public issues discussed in community and town council meetings. Local governments undertook capital [...]

10 October 1993 – William Winchester Monograph

2021-10-28T09:51:43-04:00October 10th, 1993|1993, Yesteryears|

"William Winchester Monograph" Carroll County Times article for 10 October 1993 By Joe Getty One of the greatest challenges in researching local history is to find and interpret documents dating from the mid-18th century settlement period of Carroll County. The men and women who explored and settled the wilderness of Piedmont Maryland left few documentary traces [...]

3 October 1993 – Lt. Lloyd Schaeffer Letters

2021-10-28T09:50:37-04:00October 3rd, 1993|1993, Yesteryears|

"Lt. Lloyd D. Schaeffer Letters" Carroll County Times article for 03 October 1993 By Jay A. Graybeal When the organizers of the July 4, 1919, parade to honor the veterans of the World War needed a parade marshall, they chose Lt. Lloyd Diehl Schaeffer of Westminster. Lt. Schaeffer was a decorated aviation observer who had served [...]

26 September 1993 – World War Photos Wanted

2021-10-28T09:49:03-04:00September 26th, 1993|1993, Yesteryears|

"World War Photos Wanted" Carroll County Times article for 26 September 1993 By Jay A. Graybeal It was 75 years ago that American doughboys went "over there" to "kick the Kaiser" and 'make the world safe for democracy." On November 11 the Historical Society will open an special exhibition entitled "Carroll County and the Great War [...]

26 September 1993 – Doll Collection

2021-10-28T09:47:58-04:00September 26th, 1993|1993, Yesteryears|

"Doll Collection" Carroll County Times article for 26 September 1993 By Jay A. Graybeal Many times the historian's view of local history focuses on the professional and work aspects of daily life in the past and neglects what people did to play. A significant collection of dolls and toys owned by the Historical Society of Carroll [...]

12 September 1993 – Engine of Liberty

2021-10-28T09:46:53-04:00September 12th, 1993|1993, Yesteryears|

"Engine of Liberty" Carroll County Times article for 12 September 1993 By Joe Getty The earliest newspaper ever published in the area now comprising Carroll County was The Engine of Liberty and Uniontown Advertiser. This newspaper was published by Charles Sower during the years 1813 through 1815. The Historical Society has just released a publication of abstracts [...]

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 [...]

15 August 1993 – Baseball

2021-10-28T09:43:45-04:00August 15th, 1993|1993, Yesteryears|

"Baseball" Carroll County Times article for 15 August 1993 By Joe Getty Following the Civil War, the sport of baseball became increasingly popular in Carroll County. Large groups of spectators would gather at the local ballfields to watch their friends and neighbors take on the baseball clubs from nearby communities. The games not only provided entertainment [...]

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