2009

15 March 2009 – Take Time to Pass Down Family Stories

2021-08-11T12:19:05-04:00March 15th, 2009|2009, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 15 March 2009 Take Time to Pass Down Family Stories by Mary Ann Ashcraft Time marches on and pretty soon all of us are faced with condensing our belongings – perhaps because we are moving into a smaller house, an apartment or a retirement community.  Maybe your belongings carry very little history with them [...]

1 March 2009 – Business Goes Back Nearly 200 Years

2021-08-11T12:19:15-04:00March 1st, 2009|2009, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 1 March 2009 Business Goes Back Nearly 200 Years by Mary Ann Ashcraft It’s delightful to find names in the phone book which have been around Carroll County for several hundred years.  The same holds true for certain businesses.  In 2006, Mathias Monuments on East Main Street in Westminster celebrated a century of furnishing [...]

1 February 2009 – Black Schools Established After War

2021-08-11T12:19:38-04:00February 1st, 2009|2009, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 1 February 2009 Black Schools Established After War by Mary Ann Ashcraft “Knowledge is power,” said the great English philosopher Francis Bacon.  American slave owners must have realized the truth behind that statement because many were determined that their slaves would never learn to read or write.  Even free blacks in America before the [...]

4 January 2009 – Take Opportunity to Participate in Historic Events

2021-08-11T12:19:57-04:00January 4th, 2009|2009, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 4 January 2009 Take Opportunity to Participate in Historic Events by Mary Ann Ashcraft This promises to be a very eventful year…beginning with the inauguration of America’s first African American president.  History, whether our own or that of our town, state, country or the world, gives so much more dimension to our lives than [...]

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