7 November 1999 – Gladys Wimert

2021-10-30T11:31:30-04:00November 7th, 1999|1999, Yesteryears|

"Gladys Wimert" Carroll County Times article for 7 November 1999 By Jay A. Graybeal Many local residents remember Westminster journalist Gladys Wimert who wrote about local events for the Hanover Evening Sun newspaper and was also the Westminster correspondent for the Associated Press. Mrs. Wimert was also well known for her community work and her extensive collection of [...]

31 October 1999 – Mount Airy Fire in 1914

2021-10-30T11:30:16-04:00October 31st, 1999|1999, Yesteryears|

"Mount Airy Fire in 1914" Carroll County Times article for 31 October 1999 By Jay A. Graybeal Despite the Herculean efforts of our local volunteer fire departments, destructive fires have ravaged parts of nearly every Carroll County community. Mount Airy suffered devastating fires on February 24, 1903 and on March 25, 1914. A description of the [...]

17 October 1999 – Strawbridge Home For Boys Opened in 1924

2021-10-30T11:28:13-04:00October 17th, 1999|1999, Yesteryears|

"Strawbridge Home For Boys Opened in 1924" Carroll County Times article for 17 October 1999 By Jay A. Graybeal Seventy-five years ago, Eldersburg was thronged with visitors who attended the dedication of the first cottage at Strawbridge Home for boys. A description of the event appeared in the October 31, 1924 issue of this newspaper: "Saturday [...]

10 October 1999 – Methodists Honor Robert Strawbridge in 1934

2021-10-30T11:23:18-04:00October 10th, 1999|1999, Yesteryears|

"Methodists Honor Robert Strawbridge in 1934" Carroll County Times article for 10 October 1999 By Jay A. GraybealThe Sesquicentennial of American Methodism in October 1934 attracted considerable local interest. The roots of the church can be traced to the Sam's Creek area of Carroll County and the preaching of Robert Strawbridge. A description of the earliest [...]

26 September 1999 – DAR House Tour of 1949

2021-10-30T10:05:15-04:00September 26th, 1999|1999, Yesteryears|

"DAR House Tour of 1949" Carroll County Times article for 26 September 1999 By Jay A. Graybeal Touring historic houses has been popular since Mt. Vernon opened as the nation's first house museum in the 1850s.  An early tour of Carroll County homes, sponsored by the William Winchester Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, took place fifty [...]

19 September 1999 – The Arrest of Joseph Shaw, Part II

2021-10-30T10:04:18-04:00September 19th, 1999|1999, Yesteryears|

"The Arrest of Joseph Shaw, Part II" Carroll County Times article for 19 September 1999 By Jay A. Graybeal Last week's column contained the first part of Joseph Shaw's description of his arrest in August 1862. Shaw and other residents had been taken to Baltimore and detained by military authorities. Their story continues with a visit [...]

12 September 1999 – The Arrest of Joseph Shaw, Part 1

2021-10-30T10:00:07-04:00September 12th, 1999|1999, Yesteryears|

"The Arrest of Joseph Shaw, Part 1" Carroll County Times article for 12 September 1999 By Jay A. Graybeal The American Civil War severely tested the very fiber of American society as the war quickly brought about the suspension of basic rights. The situation was especially difficult in Maryland given the divided loyalties of Marylanders and [...]

5 September 1999 – The Demise of the Vaudeville Show

2021-10-30T09:59:06-04:00September 5th, 1999|1999, Yesteryears|

“The Demise of the Vaudeville Show" Carroll County Times article for 5 September 1999 By Jay A. Graybeal The rise of the American motion picture industry paralleled the demise of the vaudeville show. The trend caught the attention of H. P. Gorsuch, editor of this newspaper, and he devoted a large part of his "First Page [...]

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