29 October 2000 – Candidate Bryan Visits Carroll in 1900, Part II

2021-10-30T12:31:18-04:00October 29th, 2000|2000, Yesteryears|

"Candidate Bryan Visits Carroll in 1900, Part II" Carroll County Times Article for 29 October 2000 by Jay A. Graybeal Last week's column carried the story of presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan's campaign stops in several Carroll County communities on October 23, 1900. The October 27 issue of the Democratic Advocate also printed his speech: “Mr. Bryan’s Speech [...]

22 October 2000 – Candidate Bryan Visits Carroll in 1900, Part I

2021-10-30T12:30:28-04:00October 22nd, 2000|2000, Yesteryears|

"Candidate Bryan Visits Carroll in 1900, Part I" Carroll County Times Article for 22 October 2000 by Jay A. Graybeal Perennial presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan campaigned in several Carroll County communities on October 23, 1900. The October 27 issue of the Democratic Advocate carried the story and his speech: “The greatest political gathering in Carroll was that [...]

15 October 2000 – The Road-Hog

2021-10-30T12:29:34-04:00October 15th, 2000|2000, Yesteryears|

"The Road-Hog" Carroll County Times Article for 15 October 2000 By Jay A. Graybeal It seems hard to believe that local residents had problems with inconsiderate automobile drivers as early as the 1920s. The following article first appeared in the Ellicott City Times and was reprinted in the October 30, 1925 Democratic Advocate revealing that the term "Road-Hog" had already [...]

8 October 2000 – County Boundary Line Established

2021-10-30T12:28:41-04:00October 8th, 2000|2000, Yesteryears|

"County Boundary Line Established" Carroll County Times Article for 8 October 2000 By Jay A. Graybeal When Carroll County was formed from parts of Frederick and Baltimore Counties in 1837, the boundary line included typical natural features commonly used in eighteenth and nineteenth surveying. The exact location of the boundary became a subject of interest a [...]

1 October 2000 – Farmer Bixler

2021-10-30T12:27:48-04:00October 1st, 2000|2000, Yesteryears|

"Farmer Bixler" Carroll County Times Article for 1 October 2000 By Jay A. Graybeal   Last week's column described a mystery farm photo series sponsored by this paper during the early 1950s.   A few years later in the midst of a prosperous economy, farmers in many parts of the country faced an economic crisis from rising costs [...]

24 September 2000 – Lucky Farmer Rural Photo Quiz

2021-10-30T12:26:54-04:00September 24th, 2000|2000, Yesteryears|

"Lucky Farmer Rural Photo Quiz" Carroll County Times Article for 24 September 2000 By Jay A. Graybeal During the early 1950s when farming was still leading Carroll's economy, this newspaper featured a mystery photograph series about local farms. The paper published an aerial photo of a farm and asked readers and the owner to identify the [...]

17 September 2000 – Open Switch Caused Train Wreck in 1908

2021-10-30T12:25:46-04:00September 17th, 2000|2000, Yesteryears|

"Open Switch Caused Train Wreck in 1908" Carroll County Times Article for 17 September 2000 By Jay A. Graybeal The writer has occasionally written about mishaps and accidents that befell local travelers who ventured by horseback, carriage and train.  During the era on horse drawn vehicles, accidents were frequent but rarely fatal. With the coming of the [...]

10 September 2000 – Defense Day Celebration, 1924

2021-10-30T12:24:57-04:00September 10th, 2000|2000, Yesteryears|

"Defense Day Celebration, 1924" Carroll County Times Article for 10 September 2000 By Jay A. Graybeal Carroll Countians joined  with communities throughout the nation in celebrating Defense Day on September 12, 1924. In addition to the typical martial demonstrations, local residents added baby and beauty contests. An article in the September 19th issue of the Democratic Advocate newspaper described [...]

3 September 2000 – The Bank of Westminster

2021-10-30T12:23:54-04:00September 3rd, 2000|2000, Yesteryears|

"The Bank of Westminster" Carroll County Times article for 3 September 2000 By Jay A. Graybeal Some recent changes in local banking institutions has suggested to some that change is a relatively recent phenomenon in the banking industry. History, however, reveals that there have been a number of bank name changes, mergers, etc., since the first [...]

27 August 2000 – Carroll County Hospital Dedication, 1961

2021-10-30T12:23:03-04:00August 27th, 2000|2000, Yesteryears|

"Carroll County Hospital Dedication, 1961" Carroll County Times article for 27 August 2000 By Jay A. Graybeal Carroll County General Hospital was dedicated 39 years ago today, the culmination of many years of planning and fund raising. The idea of a county hospital, however, was raised many years earlier. Shortly after World War I ended in [...]

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