17 December 2000 – Accused Bigamist Spent 1900 Christmas in Jail

2021-10-30T12:37:40-04:00October 30th, 2021|2000, Yesteryears|

“Accused Bigamist Spent 1900 Christmas in Jail” Carroll County Times article for 17 December 2000 by Jay A. Graybeal The local 1900 holiday season was interrupted by a sensational court hearing involving a Pleasant Valley woman and an accused bigamist. Not surprisingly, the case received considerable press coverage, including a lengthy article in the December 15th issue [...]

5 March 2000 – 1902 Ice Storm

2021-10-30T11:57:37-04:00October 30th, 2021|2000, Yesteryears|

"1902 Ice Storm" Carroll County Times article for 5 March 2000 By Jay A. Graybeal As many local residents well know, Carroll County is frequently visited by severe ice storms. The March 1, 1902 issue of the Westminster Democratic Advocate newspaper briefly described one of the worst storms of the last century: “On Friday of last week about [...]

31 December 2000 – New Years Day Observances in 1901

2021-10-30T12:39:22-04:00December 31st, 2000|2000, Yesteryears|

“New Years Day Observances in 1901” Carroll County Times article for 31 December 2000 by Jay A. Graybeal   New Year’s Day 1901 was observed throughout Carroll County as the beginning of a new century. The January 5th issue of the American Sentinel included descriptions of events from several of Carroll’s communities: Westminster Century Observances “While there was [...]

24 December 2000 – Christmas in 1900

2021-10-30T12:38:33-04:00December 24th, 2000|2000, Yesteryears|

“Christmas in 1900” Carroll County Times article for 24 December 2000 By Jay A. Graybeal   The 1900 holiday season was observed with special religious services, entertainments, parties and other social gatherings. The December 29th issue of the American Sentinel newspaper included an article entitled, Christmas in This City: “Christmas was generally heartily enjoyed by the residents of this city [...]

10 December 2000 – Mormons in Carroll

2021-10-30T12:36:53-04:00December 10th, 2000|2000, Yesteryears|

“Mormons in Carroll” Carroll County Times Article for 10 December 2000 By Jay A. Graybeal Several years ago when a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints opened in Hampstead, many people, including this writer, thought that it was the first in the county. A newspaper article entitled,  “Mormons in Carroll” in the March 17, 1888 issue [...]

3 December 2000 – Knights of Pythias Celebrated in 1914

2021-10-30T12:35:53-04:00December 3rd, 2000|2000, Yesteryears|

“Knights of Pythias Celebrated in 1914” Carroll County Times article for 3 December 2000 by Jay A. Graybeal In 1914 the local lodge of the Knights of Pythias celebrated its 50th anniversary.  An article about their event appeared in the February 27th issue of this newspaper: Knights of Pythias Lodge, it being the 50th Anniversary of the order and in [...]

26 November 2000 – Dr. Thomas Hamilton Lewis

2021-10-30T12:35:00-04:00November 26th, 2000|2000, Yesteryears|

“Dr. Thomas Hamilton Lewis” Carroll County Times article for 26 November 2000 By Jay A. Graybeal The Western Maryland College community and many Methodists throughout the nation mourned the death of Dr. Thomas Hamilton Lewis who died on June 14, 1929.  Dr. Lewis served as President of Western Maryland College from 1882 to 1920 and was influential [...]

19 November 2000 – Carroll Led World in Wormseed Oil Production

2021-10-30T12:34:01-04:00November 19th, 2000|2000, Yesteryears|

“Carroll Led World in Wormseed Oil Production” Carroll County Times article for 19 November 2000 by Jay A. Graybeal Carroll County’s rich agricultural history includes an interesting chapter about the production of wormseed oil, a natural vermifuge.  By the late nineteenth century farmers in the southern part of the county were cultivating wormseed plants.  They eventually led the [...]

12 November 2000 – Grand Jury Investigations in 1950

2021-10-30T12:33:05-04:00November 12th, 2000|2000, Yesteryears|

“Grand Jury Investigations in 1950” Carroll County Times article for 12 November 2000 By Jay A. Graybeal Fifty years ago a local grand jury reported its findings in several investigations ranging from the sale of alcohol to minors to the care of residents at the County Home. The November 17, 1950 issue of the Democratic Advocate newspaper included [...]

5 November 2000 – A Splendid Victory For the Right!

2021-10-30T12:32:14-04:00November 5th, 2000|2000, Yesteryears|

“A Splendid Victory For the Right!” Carroll County Times article for 5 November 2000 By Jay A. Graybeal My previous two columns described the October 1900 visit to Carroll County by Democratic presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan. The November 10, 1900 issue of the Westminster American Sentinel newspaper proclaimed Republican presidential candidate William F. McKinley’s victory over Bryan [...]

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