20 August 2000 – The Fats Defeat the Leans

2021-10-30T12:22:03-04:00August 20th, 2000|2000, Yesteryears|

"The Fats Defeat the Leans" Carroll County Times article for 20 August 2000 By Jay A. Graybeal Community baseball was the cornerstone of local athletics from the late nineteenth century until after the Second World War. Teams of "nines" were fielded from towns, larger businesses and service clubs and games were a community event. A memorable [...]

13 August 2000 – Westminster’s Inns and Hotels, Part II

2021-10-30T12:21:03-04:00August 13th, 2000|2000, Yesteryears|

"Westminster's Inns and Hotels, Part II" Carroll County Times article for 13 August 2000 By Jay A. Graybeal Last week's column presented part one of "What Ever Happened to our Hotels," by the late Historical Society Curator Miss Lillian Shipley. We continue with her early history and recollections of Westminster hostelries: "Westminster Hotel, known to this [...]

6 August 2000 – Westminster’s Inns and Hotels, Part I

2021-10-30T12:19:57-04:00August 6th, 2000|2000, Yesteryears|

"Westminster's Inns and Hotels, Part I" Carroll County Times article for 6 August 2000 By Jay A. Graybeal Throughout much of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, inns, usually known as taverns, and hotels provided lodging for travelers. Former Historical Society Curator Miss Lillian Shipley wrote an article for the Society's September 1971 News Letter entitled,"What Ever [...]

30 July 2000 – Eulogy For A Postman

2021-10-30T12:19:04-04:00July 30th, 2000|2000, Yesteryears|

"Eulogy For A Postman" Carroll County Times Article for 30 July 2000 By Jay a. Graybeal Rev. Dr. Hugh Latimer Elderdice, Sr., was deeply involved with the Westminster Theological Seminary and Western Maryland College for many years. As a minister he was occasionally asked to make remarks at a funeral.  Several of his eulogies survive in the [...]

23 July 2000 – American Legion Baseball Celebrated 50th Birthday in 1975

2021-10-30T12:18:06-04:00July 23rd, 2000|2000, Yesteryears|

"American Legion Baseball Celebrated 50th Birthday in 1975" Carroll County Times article for 23 July 2000 By Jay A. Graybeal The Great American Pastime has been a part of local recreation and entertainment since the late nineteenth century. Community baseball clubs composed of adult players were organized in many Carroll towns. Youth teams were created in [...]

16 July 2000 – Countians Have a Long History of Voluntary Service

2021-10-30T12:17:08-04:00July 16th, 2000|2000, Yesteryears|

"Countians Have a Long History of Voluntary Service" Carroll County Times article for 16 July 2000 By Jay A. Graybeal The volunteers who work in our communities and organizations are contributing to our county's long history of volunteer service to those in need. Voluntary service has taken many forms throughout county history beginning with early settlers [...]

9 July 2000 – Early Reaper Brought Fears to Farm Laborers

2021-10-30T12:16:13-04:00July 9th, 2000|2000, Yesteryears|

"Early Reaper Brought Fears to Farm Laborers" Carroll County Times Article for 9 July 2000 By Jay A. Graybeal Prior to the mid-twentieth century agriculture was the predominant occupation in Carroll County. New trends in agriculture were, therefore, of great interest to many local residents. The invention of threshing and reaping machines attracted attention when they [...]

2 July 2000 – Union Bridge During the Gettysburg Campaign

2021-10-30T12:14:42-04:00July 2nd, 2000|2000, Yesteryears|

"Union Bridge During the Gettysburg Campaign" Carroll County Times article for 2 July 2000 By Jay A. Graybeal The recent state designation of Carroll, Frederick and Washington Counties as a Recognized Heritage Area, focusing on Civil War history, has encouraged local communities to explore their heritage during this critical time in county history. A group of [...]

25 June 2000 – Dorothy Elderdice, Local Historian

2021-10-30T12:13:46-04:00June 25th, 2000|2000, Yesteryears|

"Dorothy Elderdice, Local Historian" Carroll County Times article for 25 June 2000 By Jay A. Graybeal A number of amateur historians have made significant contributions to the written history of Carroll County. One writer who is perhaps better remembered for other accomplishments is Dorothy Elderdice of Westminster. Her interest in community theater, costume and pageantry dovetailed [...]

18 June 2000 – Twister Damages Properties in 1937

2021-10-30T12:12:46-04:00June 18th, 2000|2000, Yesteryears|

"Twister Damages Properties in 1937" Carroll County Times article for 18 June 2000 By Jay A. Graybeal Several days before thousands of local residents attended the Carroll County Centennial Celebration, a tornado damaged properties north of Westminster. Damage from the May 27, 1937 storm was reported in the June 4 issue of the Democratic Advocate newspaper: "The twister [...]

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