1999

14 May 2000 – Belfast, The Town That Never Was

2021-10-30T12:07:20-04:00May 14th, 2000|1999, Yesteryears|

"Belfast, The Town That Never Was" Carroll County Times article for 14 May 2000 By Jay A. Graybeal The chance discovery of a historic document by New Windsor native and historian Louis H. Dielman, revealed an ambitious plan for a local town that never was. The April 2, 1937 issue of the Taneytown Carroll Record newspaper carried the [...]

16 April 2000 – Crime Stories of 1900, Part I

2021-10-30T12:02:58-04:00April 16th, 2000|1999, Yesteryears|

"Crime Stories of 1900, Part I" Carroll County Times article for 16 April 2000 By Jay A. Graybeal Carroll Countians experienced a minor crime wave a century ago as reported in the local press. The April 7, 1900 issue of the Westminster American Sentinel reported recent thefts under the headline of "Burglaries and Robberies": "The theory that an [...]

13 February 2000 – History of Keysville

2021-10-30T11:50:27-04:00February 13th, 2000|1999, Yesteryears|

"History of Keysville" Carroll County Times article for 13 February 2000 By Jay A. Graybeal Carroll's communities frequently trace their names to an early settler or to a geographic feature. Keysville in the Middleburg District is named for a local family, however, not for the nationally known member of the family. James B. Koons wrote a [...]

26 December 1999 – Carroll County Christmas, 1899

2021-10-30T11:38:25-04:00December 26th, 1999|1999, Yesteryears|

"Carroll County Christmas, 1899" Carroll County Times article for 26 December 1999 By Jay A. Graybeal The last Carroll County Christmas of the Nineteenth Century was celebrated in much the same way as previous years. Local residents attended religious and social functions and generally enjoyed the holiday with family and friends. The December 30, 1899 issue [...]

19 December 1999 – County Wide R.F.D. Began in 1899

2021-10-30T11:37:23-04:00December 19th, 1999|1999, Yesteryears|

County Wide R.F.D. Began in 1899" Carroll County Times article for 19 December 1999 By Jay A. Graybeal Tomorrow will be the Centennial of the nation's first county wide rural free delivery system. Carroll County was selected due to the efforts of Westminster Post Office employee Edwin W. Shriver. Not surprisingly, the experiment drew a number [...]

12 December 1999 – Artifacts Reveal Carroll’s Past

2021-10-30T11:36:31-04:00December 12th, 1999|1999, Yesteryears|

"Artifacts Reveal Carroll's Past" Carroll County Times article for 12 December 1999 By Jay A. Graybeal When the Historical Society was founded in 1939, the founders envisioned an institution whose purposes were "to collect and preserve all papers, books, documents or other matter of things pertaining to the history of Carroll County..." and "to create a [...]

5 December 1999 – A Brief History of the Westminster Riding Club

2021-10-30T11:35:31-04:00December 5th, 1999|1999, Yesteryears|

"A Brief History of the Westminster Riding Club" Carroll County Times article for 5 December 1999 By Jay A. Graybeal Horses have played an important role in local life since the settlement period in the Eighteenth Century.  Settlers and later residents used horses for personal and wheeled transportation, agrarian pursuits and for sport. Westminster has had racetracks [...]

28 November 1999 – Westminster Gets Electric Lighting

2021-10-30T11:34:27-04:00November 28th, 1999|1999, Yesteryears|

"Westminster Gets Electric Lighting" Carroll County Times article for 28 November 1999 By Jay A. Graybeal The 1895 election in Westminster centered on the issue of electric lighting for the city. The "electric arc light" faction won out over the "gas light" supporters and the city was soon illuminated by electricity. J. Leland Jordan wrote about [...]

14 November 1999 – Maryland Physicians Met in 1899

2021-10-30T11:32:25-04:00November 14th, 1999|1999, Yesteryears|

"Maryland Physicians Met in 1899" Carroll County Times article for 14 November 1999 By Jay A. Graybeal Westminster has periodically been selected as the host city for a number of state wide meetings or conventions, including firemen, fraternal organizations, rural letter carriers, national guardsmen, etc. The town rolled out the red carpet for such groups and [...]

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