28 October 2001 – William Buehler Seabrook

2021-10-30T13:38:35-04:00October 28th, 2001|2001, Yesteryears|

“William Buehler Seabrook” Carroll County Times Article for 28 October 2001 by Jay A. Graybeal Carroll County was the birthplace of a number of notable Americans including the enigmatic travel writer William Buehler Seabrook.  Born in Westminster in 1886, the son of a Lutheran minister, he traveled the world exploring exotic places and cultures.  His several books about [...]

21 October 2001 – Mehring’s Pneumatic Foot Power Milker

2021-10-30T13:37:45-04:00October 21st, 2001|2001, Yesteryears|

“Mehring’s Pneumatic Foot Power Milker” Carroll County Times Article for 21 October 2001 by Jay A. Graybeal Nineteenth Century American agriculturalists, inventers and industrialists developed a seemingly endless number of inventions to improve farming activities.  One local inventor, William Marshall Mehring of York Road (now Keymar), received U. S. patent number 488,282 for a “Cow Milker” on [...]

14 October 2001 – Carroll County in 1892, Part II

2021-10-30T13:36:50-04:00October 14th, 2001|2001, Yesteryears|

“Carroll County in 1892, Part II” Carroll County Times Article for 14 October 2001 by Jay A. Graybeal Last week’s column presented the first part of a Baltimore American newspaper article describing Carroll County in 1892.   The article concludes with descriptions of waterpower, schools, churches and a low tax rate. “PLENTY OF WATER POWER. The conformation of the surface [...]

7 October 2001 – Carroll County in 1892, Part I

2021-10-30T13:35:57-04:00October 7th, 2001|2001, Yesteryears|

“Carroll County in 1892, Part I” Carroll County Times Article for 7 October 2001 by Jay A. Graybeal A little over a century ago, a Baltimore American newspaper writer wrote a highly complementary description of Carroll County.  Not surprisingly, the article was reprinted in the local press under the headline of “Carroll County—Her Many Advantages—Productive Soil, Thriving Towns and [...]

30 September 2001 – Shaffer and Company Variety Store

2021-10-30T13:34:59-04:00September 30th, 2001|2001, Yesteryears|

"Shaffer and Company Variety Store" Carroll County Times Article for 30 September 2001 by Jay A. Graybeal In 1961 the Times newspaper celebrated its 50th anniversary and the event provided an opportunity to look back over the half century.  The business section of the November 20, 1961 issue of the paper included a story about the closing of Shaffer and [...]

23 September 2001

2021-10-30T13:34:03-04:00September 23rd, 2001|2001, Yesteryears|

“Dick Harlow Remembered in Congressional Record” Carroll County Times Article for 23 September 2001 by Jay A. Graybeal The approach of the college football season offers an opportunity to look back at one of Western Maryland College’s great coaches.   Richard C. Harlow coached Western Maryland from 1926-1934.  An article about his return to Western Maryland appeared in the [...]

16 September 2001 – H. P. Gorsuch, Editor and Prominent Citizen

2021-10-30T13:33:16-04:00September 16th, 2001|2001, Yesteryears|

“H. P. Gorsuch, Editor and Prominent Citizen” Carroll County Times article for 16 September 2001 By Jay A. Graybeal A number of Carroll County newspaper editors have played prominent roles in the history of the county.  John K. Longwell, editor of The Carrolltonian, used his paper to promote the idea of founding the county in the 1830s.  Editors often [...]

9 September 2001 – Mills in the Myers District

2021-10-30T13:32:24-04:00September 9th, 2001|2001, Yesteryears|

“Mills in the Myers District” Carroll County Times article for 9 September 2001 By Jay A. Graybeal Carroll’s fertile farmland has produced an abundance of agricultural products for generations of farm families.   Numerous creeks provided ample water power for dozens of grist, saw and textile mills for nearly 200 years beginning with the settlement period in early [...]

2 September 2001 – The Medford Grocery

2021-10-30T13:31:25-04:00September 2nd, 2001|2001, Yesteryears|

“The Medford Grocery” Carroll County Times Article for 2 September 2001 by Jay A. Graybeal Sixty years ago, Carroll County had a thriving county store that one writer thought might some day rival a national department store chain.  The Medford Grocery, located along the former Western Maryland Railroad line between Westminster and New Windsor, offered a wide [...]

19 August 2001 – Civil War Markers Erected in 1901

2021-10-30T13:30:27-04:00August 19th, 2001|2001, Yesteryears|

“Civil War Markers Erected in 1901” Carroll County Times Article for 19 August 2001 by Jay A. Graybeal In recent months the Commissioners of Carroll County have continued their support for the developing Civil War Heritage Area comprised of Washington, Frederick and Carroll Counties.  A century ago, their counterparts allowed the Gettysburg National Park Commission to erect [...]

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