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:   [...]

12 July 1998 – Johnson’s Raid

2021-10-29T15:47:14-04:00July 12th, 1998|1997, Yesteryears|

"Johnson's Raid" Carroll County Times article for 12 July 1998 By Jay A. Graybeal In October 1903 former Confederate Gen. Bradley T. Johnson died. The editor of the Union Bridge Pilot took the opportunity to publish a description of the raid through Maryland made by the late general's forces in July 1864. The story appeared in the October [...]

7 June 1998 – Westminster Airport Dedicated

2021-10-29T15:40:15-04:00June 7th, 1998|1997, Yesteryears|

"Westminster Airport Dedicated" Carroll County Times article for 7 June 1998 By Jay A. Graybeal America's entry into World War II rapidly accelerated the development of military and civil aviation in Maryland and directly led to the creation of the Westminster Airport. Airports were created throughout the state for use by the Civil Air Patrol. Westminster's [...]

28 December 1997 – New Windsor’s Visionary Citizens

2021-10-29T12:10:48-04:00December 28th, 1997|1997, Yesteryears|

"New Windsor's Visionary Citizens" Carroll County Times article for 28 December 1997 By Jay A. Graybeal Today we tend to take municipal improvements, such as electric street lights, city water and fire protection, for granted. A century ago, however, the consideration of such amenities were often controversial subjects among local residents of Carroll's communities. Such was [...]

14 December 1997 – Westminster War Memorial Dedication

2021-10-29T12:08:49-04:00December 14th, 1997|1997, Yesteryears|

"Westminster War Memorial Dedication" Carroll County Times article for 14 December 1997 By Jay A. Graybeal On a rainy Sunday afternoon in December 1949, nearly eight years to the day after the Sunday morning attack at Pearl Harbor marked America's entry into World War II, the citizens of Westminster dedicated their war memorial. The story was [...]

7 December 1997 – Pearl Harbor Remembered

2021-10-29T12:07:41-04:00December 7th, 1997|1997, Yesteryears|

"Pearl Harbor Remembered" Carroll County Times article for 7 December 1997 By Jay A. Graybeal Fifty-six years ago was unlike any Sunday morning in the nation's history. Japanese aircraft attacked American installations at Pearl Harbor and America was at war against the Axis powers. This newspaper's editor, H. P. Gorsuch, devoted his December 12th "First Page [...]

30 November 1997 – Taneytown Fire

2021-10-29T12:06:41-04:00November 30th, 1997|1997, Yesteryears|

"Taneytown Fire" Carroll County Times article for 30 November 1997 By Jay A. Graybeal On October 18, 1897 Taneytown residents organized the Taneytown Volunteer Fire Company and elected Dr. Clotworthy Birnie as its first president. Unfortunately the new company was barely organized when fire broke out on November 27, 1897. The story was published in the [...]

23 November 1997 – A Great Opportunity Found in a Casual Remark

2021-10-29T13:59:53-04:00November 23rd, 1997|1997, Yesteryears|

"A Great Opportunity Found in a Casual Remark" Carroll County Times article for 23 November 1997 By Jay A. Graybeal On November 26, 1897 several Allentown, Pennsylvania businessmen pooled their assets and formed the Lehigh Portland Cement Company. The founding of the out-of-state firm probably went unnoticed locally, however, it eventually had a dramatic impact on [...]

16 November 1997 – Manchester Incorporated in 1833

2021-10-29T11:55:10-04:00November 16th, 1997|1997, Yesteryears|

"Manchester Incorporated in 1833" Carroll County Times article for 16 November 1997 By Jay A. Graybeal Each year the Historical Society has its annual dinner meeting in a different community and this year we visited my hometown of Manchester. Preserved at the Historical Society is the minute book of the Commissioners of Manchester following the first [...]

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