8 September 1996 – HSCC Bus Tour to Mansions along the Delaware

2021-10-28T16:12:44-04:00September 8th, 1996|1996, Yesteryears|

"HSCC Bus Tour to Mansions along the Delaware" Carroll County Times Article for 8 September 1996 By Jay A. Graybeal The mansions along the Delaware River in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, will be the topic of the Historical Society's fall bus on Thursday, October 17th. The tour will depart from the Ascension Church parking lot in Westminster [...]

1 September 1996 – First Electric Light Exhibition in Westminster

2021-10-28T16:11:44-04:00September 1st, 1996|1996, Yesteryears|

"First Electric Light Exhibition in Westminster" Carroll County Times Article for 1 September 1996 By Jay A. Graybeal Throughout August 1879 readers of the Westminster Democratic Advocate newspaper read large advertisements for W. W. Cole's Famous New York and New Orleans Circus, Museum, Menagerie & Congress of Living Wonders which was coming to Westminster on September 3rd. The [...]

25 August 1996 – Westminster Post Office, Part II

2021-10-28T16:10:28-04:00August 25th, 1996|1996, Yesteryears|

"Westminster Post Office, Part II" Carroll County Times Article for 25 August 1996 By Jay A. Graybeal In last week's column I presented an article from the August 24, 1934 issue of this paper that described the construction of the new Westminster Post Office. We continue this week with the last half of the article which [...]

11 August 1996 – New Resources Available at the Society’s Library

2021-10-28T16:08:08-04:00August 11th, 1996|1996, Yesteryears|

"New Resources Available at the Society's Library" Carroll County Times article for 11 August 1996 By Jay A. Graybeal The Historical Society's research library has recently expanded its holdings of genealogical research materials. Most of the new materials are for use on the new computer project begun this year in cooperation with the Carroll County Genealogical [...]

4 August 1996 – The Early Days of the Davis Library

2021-10-28T16:05:04-04:00August 4th, 1996|1996, Yesteryears|

"The Early Days of the Davis Library" Carroll County Times Article for 4 August 1996 By Jay A. Graybeal I recently came across a copy of the second annual report of the Davis Library published in June 1953. The report included a concise history of the unique circumstances surrounding the founding of the Davis Library. As [...]

28 July 1996 – William A. McKellip, Consul to Magdeburg

2021-10-28T16:03:48-04:00July 28th, 1996|1996, Yesteryears|

"William A. McKellip, Consul to Magdeburg" Carroll County Times article for 28 July 1996 By Jay A. Graybeal Among the many notable Carroll Countians who lie buried in the Westminster Cemetery, few had careers as interesting as William A. McKellip. Former editor of The Times J. Leland Jordan wrote an interesting sketch of McKellip's life in his December [...]

21 July 1996 – Our Boys

2021-10-28T16:02:36-04:00July 21st, 1996|1996, Yesteryears|

"Our Boys" Carroll County Times article for 21 July 1996 By Jay A. Graybeal In my column last week I reprinted J. Leland Jordan's 1943 article about the "Fete Champete" held on the Carroll County Court House grounds in July 1875. The sponsors of the event, "The Amphions", printed a humorous newspaper during the event that [...]

7 July 1996 – Sgt. Smith, First Marine Killed on Cuban Soil in the Spanish-American War?

2021-10-28T15:57:59-04:00July 7th, 1996|1996, Yesteryears|

"Sgt. Smith, First Marine Killed on Cuban Soil in the Spanish-American War?" Carroll County Times Article for 7 July 1996 By Jay A. Graybeal Shortly after I started working for the Historical Society, I found a photograph of Sgt. Charles H. Smith inscribed, "First American killed on Cuban soil in Spanish American War." I was intrigued! [...]

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