2006

31 December 2006 – Carroll Used to be Locale for Cigar-making “Factories”

2021-08-01T16:48:35-04:00December 31st, 2006|2006, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 31 December 2006 Carroll Used to be Locale for Cigar-making “Factories” By Mary Ann Ashcraft Cigar-making in Carroll County?  Absolutely!  Although many of us associate it with Havana, Cuba or Tampa, Florida, it was a booming industry here following the Civil War until about 1930. As early as 1814, an advertisement in the Uniontown [...]

17 December 2006 – World War II Impacted Carroll

2021-08-01T16:49:17-04:00December 17th, 2006|2006, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 17 December 2006 World War II Impacted Carroll By Mary Ann Ashcraft Harvey Schlichter described aspects of the Second World War as it was experienced by the people of Manchester in his book Two Centuries of Grace and Growth in Manchester: 1760-1960. “During World War II nearly every family was affected by having some [...]

3 December 2006 – Soldier’s Letters Keep Living On

2021-08-01T16:49:58-04:00December 3rd, 2006|2006, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 3 December 2006 Soldier’s Letters Keep Living On By Mary Ann Ashcraft Young William Birnie, raised in Carroll and Frederick Counties, participated in the Civil War and later lived and worked in Washington, D.C.  His letters to his aunts in Taneytown offer a vivid picture of his experience as a soldier and of life [...]

19 November 2006 – Carroll Resident Toured 19th Century World

2021-08-01T16:50:40-04:00November 19th, 2006|2006, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 19 November 2006 Carroll Resident Toured 19th Century World By Mary Ann Ashcraft While his aunts Fannie, Rose, Margaret, Hessie, Ellen and Ann Birnie taught school and kept house near Taneytown for most of their adult lives, their young nephew, William Birnie, roamed far and wide, writing back to them about his experiences in [...]

5 November 2006 – Articles Depict Carroll Slave Owners

2021-08-04T11:19:14-04:00November 5th, 2006|2006, Yesteryears|

Carroll’s Yesteryears 5 November 2006 Articles Depict Carroll Slave Owners By Mary Ann Ashcraft During the late 18th and early 19th century, the Jacobs family was one of the largest landowners in Carroll County with over 2,200 acres along Deer Park and Nicodemus Roads.  They raised tobacco at first and their slaves rolled hogsheads of it [...]

22 October 2006 – Plotting History

2021-08-04T11:24:15-04:00October 22nd, 2006|2006, Yesteryears|

Carroll’s Yesteryears 22 October 2006 Plotting History By Catherine Baty One of Carroll County’s intriguing residents was Arthur Tracey, born and raised in Hampstead.  Tracey’s interest in history began early.  As a boy he explored the old Native American trails near his home, collecting artifacts as he went. Tracey graduated from the University of Maryland in [...]

8 October 2006 – Record Keeper Shed Light on Prices from 19th Century

2021-08-04T11:25:06-04:00October 8th, 2006|2006, Yesteryears|

Carroll’s Yesteryears 8 October 2006 Record Keeper Shed Light on Prices from 19th Century By Mary Ann Ashcraft There’s something fascinating about the cost of items years ago – before people ever worried about gas prices – back when they used horses and wagons instead of cars. Thanks to the meticulous record keeping of Clotworthy Birnie, [...]

24 September 2006 – Carroll Resident Backed South

2021-07-29T12:03:08-04:00September 24th, 2006|2006, Yesteryears|

Carroll’s Yesteryears 24 September 2006 Carroll Resident Backed South By Mary Ann Ashcraft Charles A. Horner passed away at the age of 89.  He was born in Waynesboro, PA but was a resident of Westminster most of his life.  His obituary in the Democratic Advocate of September 19, 1924, began with the standard biographical data you [...]

10 September 2006 – Carroll County History Full of Iron Ore and Furnaces

2021-07-29T12:04:49-04:00September 10th, 2006|2006, Yesteryears|

Carroll’s Yesteryears 10 September 2006 Carroll County History Full of Iron Ore and Furnaces By Johnny Johnsson and Mary Ann Ashcraft Carroll County has always had an agriculture-based economy, but some of the early settlers also recognized the potential of local iron deposits and made a number of attempts to extract iron ore and build iron [...]

27 August 2006 – Carroll’s Civilian War Efforts

2021-07-29T12:05:02-04:00August 27th, 2006|2006, Yesteryears|

Carroll’s Yesteryears 27 August 2006 Carroll’s Civilian War Efforts By Mary Ann Ashcraft In 1921 Guy W. Steele sat down to summarize Carroll County’s civilian war efforts during World War I. I am amazed that we were able to accomplish so much, and possibly appreciate more now, than I did then, what we did….and Carroll County’s [...]

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