25 December 1994 – Nineteenth Century Christmas Poetry

2021-10-28T11:19:02-04:00December 25th, 1994|1994, Yesteryears|

"Nineteenth Century Christmas Poetry" Carroll County Times Article for 25 December 1994 by Jay A. Graybeal Throughout the nineteenth century local newspaper editors carried poetry and literature columns on page one of their papers. Most of the materials were borrowed from other newspapers or magazines although some were written by local writers. Much of the Christmas [...]

18 December 1994 – 1894 Christmas Prices

2021-10-28T11:17:24-04:00December 18th, 1994|1994, Yesteryears|

"1894 Christmas Prices" Carroll County Times article for 18 December 1994 by Jay A. Graybeal A century ago local merchants enticed local shoppers with special newspaper advertising. Schneeberger's Trade Palace, 33 East Main St., Westminster, was one of the largest advertisers in the December 15, 1894 issue of the Democratic Advocate. Their ad carried a description [...]

11 December 1994 – Hail to the Governor

2021-10-28T11:16:16-04:00December 11th, 1994|1994, Yesteryears|

"Hail to the Governor!" Carroll County Times article for 11 December 1994 by Jay A. Graybeal The 1891 gubernatorial election will always hold a special place in local history. The inauguration of Frank Brown of near Sykesville on January 13, 1892 marked the only time a Carroll Countian attained the state's highest political office. As related [...]

4 December 1994 – Western Maryland College Football

2021-10-28T11:15:10-04:00December 4th, 1994|1994, Yesteryears|

"Western Maryland College Football" Carroll County Times Article for 4 December 1994 by Jay A. Graybeal A little more than a century ago Western Maryland College added football to its athletic program. The team uniform consisted of a laced jersey emblazoned 'W M," matching breeches, knee socks and leather shoes with low heels. The 1893 college [...]

27 November 1994 – Carroll Record Histories Published

2021-10-28T11:13:06-04:00November 27th, 1994|1994, Yesteryears|

"Carroll Record Histories Published" Carroll County Times article for 27 November 1994 By Jay A. Graybeal The Historical Society has received its latest book entitled Carroll Record Histories of Northwestern Carroll County Communities, edited by Joe Getty. The Foreword was written by Jacob M. Yingling, President of the Historical Society: The Historical Society of Carroll County provides [...]

20 November 1994 – Union Bridge Business Histories

2021-10-28T11:12:15-04:00November 20th, 1994|1994, Yesteryears|

"Union Bridge Business Histories" Carroll County Times article for 20 November 1994 By Jay A. Graybeal Last Thursday evening the Historical Society held its Annual Dinner Meeting at the Union Bridge Volunteer Fire Department. The members enjoyed a delicious dinner prepared by the Women's Auxiliary, remarks by local heritage groups and live entertainment by The Strawbridge Ensemble. [...]

13 November 1994 – 1894 Election Results

2021-10-28T11:11:24-04:00November 13th, 1994|1994, Yesteryears|

"1894 Election Results" Carroll County Times article for 13 November 1994 by Jay A. Graybeal In last week's column I discussed the issues of the Election of 1894. The incumbent Democrats, who controlled the White House and the Congress, supported the concept of Free Trade while Republicans favored Protectionism. Prior to the election there was some [...]

6 November 1994 – Carroll County and the Election of 1894

2021-10-28T11:10:16-04:00November 6th, 1994|1994, Yesteryears|

"Carroll County and the Election of 1894" Carroll County Times article for November 6, 1994 by Jay A. Graybeal A century ago Carroll Countians prepared to vote in a mid-term election. Although the issues were different the election of 1894 has some surprising similarities to the present election. Democratic President Grover Cleveland faced the possibility of [...]

30 October 1994 – Carroll County in 1880

2021-10-28T11:09:12-04:00October 30th, 1994|1994, Yesteryears|

"Carroll County in 1880" Carroll County Times article for 30 October 1994 by Jay A. Graybeal In 1880 Judge William P. Maulsby wrote an introduction to the Carroll County section of The Maryland Directory. During Col. Maulsby's time, Carroll County's economy was based on agriculture. The rich soils, which had produced bumper crops for generations, still offered [...]

23 October 1994 – Carroll County Place Names from the Carroll Record Histories, Part II

2021-10-28T11:08:19-04:00October 23rd, 1994|1994, Yesteryears|

"Carroll County Place Names from the Carroll Record Histories, Part II" Carroll County Times article for 23 October 1994 by Jay A. Graybeal Last week's column presented the stories behind the place names of Taneytown, New Windsor, Linwood, Priestland Valley, McKinstry's Mill, Double Pipe Creek, Keysville, York Road and Bruceville. As related by Daniel Wolfe, Union [...]

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