12 August 2007 – Families Relished Fun Journeys

2021-07-29T14:37:20-04:00August 12th, 2007|2007, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 12 August 2007 Families Relished Fun Journeys By Mary Ann Ashcraft Although many Carroll Countians of the late 19th century spent their leisure time enjoying local dances, picnics, or races, some ventured further afield.  Newspapers were full of advertisements luring people to board trains or steamboats for a day’s outing.  Even a carriage ride [...]

29 July 2007 – Inn-side Track for Fun

2021-07-29T14:38:07-04:00July 29th, 2007|2007, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 29 July 2007 Inn-side Track for Fun By Mary Ann Ashcraft For people who lived in Baltimore and Washington, the small boarding houses, inns and hotels of Carroll County were a summertime mecca.  Getting out to the cool, fresh country air for a few days was probably the goal of any family who could [...]

15 July 2007 – “Dances Were Summer Treats”

2021-07-29T14:38:56-04:00July 15th, 2007|2007, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 15 July 2007 “Dances Were Summer Treats” By Mary Ann Ashcraft There was so shortage of good times to be had during Carroll County summers in the late nineteenth century.  Even if you never traveled more than a few miles from home, you could participate in plenty of fun whether during the day or [...]

1 July 2007 – Baseball Part of Summer Fun

2021-07-29T14:39:42-04:00July 1st, 2007|2007, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 1 July 2007 Baseball Part of Summer Fun By Mary Ann Ashcraft   “In the good old summertime, in the good old summertime. Strolling through the shady lanes with your baby mine. You hold her hand, and she holds yours, And that’s a very good sign, That she’s your tootsie-wootsie, In the good old [...]

16 June 2007 – “Battle Witness”

2021-07-30T16:33:32-04:00June 16th, 2007|2007, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 16 June 2007 “Battle Witness” By Mary Ann Ashcraft On June 23rd and 24th, Carroll County will commemorate the 144th anniversary of Corbit’s Charge, a short but important battle which occurred in Westminster on June 29, 1863, between J.E.B. Stuart’s Confederate cavalry and a small contingent of Delaware cavalry.   At the time of the [...]

3 June 2007 – Wedding Traditions

2021-07-30T16:35:07-04:00June 3rd, 2007|2007, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 3 June 2007 Wedding Traditions By Mary Ann Ashcraft This is June – a month for many weddings.  On June 11, 1898, Westminster’s Democratic Advocate included a column that shared New York wedding fashions with young women of Carroll County. For wedding gowns, satin is almost the exclusive choice, and for trimming, the selection [...]

20 May 2007 – Buried Together

2021-07-30T16:36:22-04:00May 20th, 2007|2007, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 20 May 2007 Buried Together By Mary Ann Ashcraft With Memorial Day almost here, it seems fitting to share the stories of five Civil War veterans buried side by side in Mary Shellman’s lot at Westminster Cemetery.   Mary, who grew up during the war and began Westminster’s Memorial Day tradition in 1868, purchased the [...]

6 May 2007 – Mills Made Carroll Run

2021-07-30T16:37:24-04:00May 6th, 2007|2007, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 6 May 2007 Mills Made Carroll Run By Mary Ann Ashcraft Fifty years ago, a drive along Sam’s Creek Road west from Route 31 would have brought you to McKinstry’s Mill on the western edge of the County.  There you might have bought a bag of freshly roasted peanuts from the Misses Mildred and [...]

22 April 2007 – Carroll Hosted Exciting Bicycle Racing

2021-08-01T16:38:04-04:00April 22nd, 2007|2007, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 22 April 2007 Carroll Hosted Exciting Bicycle Racing By Mary Ann Ashcraft In the early summer of 1898, Carroll’s citizens, especially bicycle riders and racers, were filled with excitement over an event to take place at the Pleasure Park, a newly built horseracing track with grandstand one mile north of Westminster on the road [...]

8 April 2007 – Burial Ground a Tribute to History

2021-08-01T16:40:16-04:00April 8th, 2007|2007, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 8 April 2007 Burial Ground a Tribute to History By Mary Ann Ashcraft Tucked behind the Princess Shopping Center on Liberty Road in Eldersburg is a tiny burial ground - all that remains of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church founded as an Anglican church in 1771.  The cemetery serves not only as a resting place [...]

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