9 November 1997 – Carroll’s First Veterans

2021-10-29T11:54:03-04:00November 9th, 1997|1997, Yesteryears|

"Carroll's First Veterans" Carroll County Times article for 9 November 1997 By Jay A. Graybeal The Revolutionary War produced the first American veterans including hundreds of men who resided in what later became Carroll County. Locating information about the military service and subsequent lives of these men can be a challenging but rewarding experience as I [...]

2 November 1997 – Wampler’s Pumpkin Contests

2021-10-29T11:50:37-04:00November 2nd, 1997|1997, Yesteryears|

"Wampler's Pumpkin Contests" Carroll County Times article for 2 November 1997 By Jay A. Graybeal Carroll's farmers have traditionally been rewarded with an abundance of agricultural products. Local newspaper editors often published brief articles about the extraordinary fruit, vegetables, livestock, etc., brought in by subscribers. In fact, such notices occasionally sparked a rivalry among editors and [...]

26 October 1997 – The Hampstead Cookbook

2021-10-29T11:49:23-04:00October 26th, 1997|1997, Yesteryears|

"The Hampstead Cookbook" Carroll County Times article for 26 October 1997 By Jay A. Graybeal Local churches have always sought varied ways to supplement income from the collection plate. A popular turn of the century fundraising method was the local cookbook featuring the favorite recipes of congregation or community members. St. Mark's Lutheran Church of Hampstead [...]

19 October 1997 – Just South of Gettysburg

2021-10-29T11:48:24-04:00October 19th, 1997|1997, Yesteryears|

"Just South of Gettysburg" Carroll County Times article for 19 October 1997 By Jay A. Graybeal The Civil War Centennial was unique in American History. Unlike earlier celebrations that came and went, popular interest did not peak after the event but has increased steadily. For this writer attending the Antietam Centennial in 1962 started a lifelong [...]

19 October 1997 – William Henry Rinehart

2021-10-29T11:47:24-04:00October 19th, 1997|1997, Yesteryears|

"William Henry Rinehart" Carroll County Times article for 19 October 1997 By Jay A. Graybeal Only a handful of nineteenth century Countians achieved fame beyond our region. One who did was sculptor William Henry Rinehart, a Union Bridge native, born in 1825, who spent his most of his working career in Italy. Rinehart began his working [...]

12 October 1997 – The Methodist Episcopal Centennial

2021-10-29T11:46:04-04:00October 12th, 1997|1997, Yesteryears|

"The Methodist Episcopal Centennial" Carroll County Times Article for 12 October 1997 By Jay A. Graybeal Seventy-five years ago members of the Methodist Episcopal Church celebrated the centennial of Wesley Chapel near Eldersburg. A feature of the celebration was the pilgrimage to the Manro Farm donated by Mr. and Mrs. George W. Albaugh for use as [...]

5 October 1997 – Sulphur Springs

2021-10-29T11:43:21-04:00October 5th, 1997|1997, Yesteryears|

"Sulphur Springs" Carroll County Times Article for 5 October 1997 By Jay A. Graybeal An early history of New Windsor was written by Frank J. Devilbiss in 1894 and published in a series of columns in the Taneytown Carroll Record newspaper. Mr. Devilbiss notes that the first owner of the land was Charles Carroll and that a subsequent [...]

28 September 1997 – The Cycling Ramblers’ Century Ride

2021-10-29T11:42:00-04:00September 28th, 1997|1997, Yesteryears|

"The Cycling Ramblers' Century Ride" Carroll County Times article for 28 September 1997 By Jay A. Graybeal In last week's column, I noted that the Cycling Ramblers, a local bicycling club, had organized a "Century Run" for September 1897. To complete this "century" riders had to travel 106 miles round trip to Wrightsville, Pa., in sixteen [...]

21 September 1997 – The Bicycle Season in 1897

2021-10-29T11:40:55-04:00September 21st, 1997|1997, Yesteryears|

"The Bicycle Season in 1897" Carroll county Times Article for 21 September 1997 By Jay A. Graybeal The approach of cooler fall weather opened the bicycle season for local residents of a century ago. Cycling had become a favorite pastime for men and women alike by the 1890s and local clubs, such as the Cycling Ramblers [...]

14 September 1997 – An Unsuccessful Attempt

2021-10-29T11:39:49-04:00September 14th, 1997|1997, Yesteryears|

"An Unsuccessful Attempt" Carroll County Times article for 14 September 1997 By Jay A. Graybeal When Carroll County was founded in 1837, one of the first tasks was the construction of a court house and a jail in Westminster. The latter structure was also the residence of the sheriff and his family. This elected official had [...]


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