2010

19 December 2010 – Newspapers Chronicled Christmases Past

2021-08-11T12:39:04-04:00December 19th, 2010|2010, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 19 December 2010 Newspapers Chronicled Christmases Past by Mary Ann Ashcraft This holiday season is steeped in secular and religious traditions for both Christians and Jews.  Gift-giving and food consumption were as important in 1903 as they are today as evidenced in December issues of Westminster’s weekly Democratic Advocate newspaper. Mary B. Shellman, a [...]

5 December 2010 – Ecker Family Boasts Legacy of Teaching

2021-08-11T12:39:21-04:00December 5th, 2010|2010, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 5 December 2010 Ecker Family Boasts Legacy of Teaching by Mary Ann Ashcraft The Ecker family of Carroll County can boast of many years spent in the field of education.  Chuck Ecker recently retired as Superintendent of Schools and Bill Ecker served in a similar position on the Eastern Shore after first teaching locally.   [...]

28 November 2010 – House Connected to Famous, Infamous

2021-08-11T12:39:35-04:00November 28th, 2010|2010, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 28 November 2010 House Connected to Famous, Infamous by Josh Twery As an intern at the Historical Society of Carroll County, I’ve spent countless hours reading through microfilm, newspapers and old books. All of these things can have important historical significance, but nothing is as enlightening as history that still stands. You don’t have [...]

7 November 2010 – 19th Century Doctors Trained in Maryland

2021-08-11T12:39:47-04:00November 7th, 2010|2010, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 7 November 2010 19th Century Doctors Trained in Maryland by Mary Ann Ashcraft Contrasting today’s world with that of the nineteenth century is always lots of fun, especially when the differences are very pronounced.  Here is a brief look at some Carroll County doctors who practiced during that time period.  First, however, glance at [...]

24 October 2010 – Resident Lives on in Ghost Stories

2021-08-11T12:39:56-04:00October 24th, 2010|2010, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 24 October 2010 Resident Lives on in Ghost Stories by Mary Ann Ashcraft One name comes to mind at Halloween when local people begin telling ghost stories.  It belongs to Legh Master (1717-1796) who lived on the outskirts of Westminster in the latter part of the eighteenth century.   Legend says the ghost of Master [...]

12 September 2010 – Peddling Potatoes: Garvick Family Continues Patriarch’s Tradition

2021-08-11T12:30:35-04:00September 12th, 2010|2010, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 12 September 2010 Peddling Potatoes: Garvick Family Continues Patriarch’s Tradition by Mary Ann Ashcraft Peddlers have followed the tradition of selling goods from packs on their backs, horse-drawn carts or other vehicles since time immemorial.  Leroy Garvick, a lifelong resident of northern Carroll County, was one of that disappearing peddler breed. He passed away [...]

29 August 2010 – Artist Made Carroll His Home

2021-08-11T12:30:57-04:00August 29th, 2010|2010, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 29 August 2010 Artist Made Carroll His Home by Mary Ann Ashcraft In the 1960s and 1970s, few Carroll residents were aware that a world-class artist was living among us, but that man, Clyfford Still, was recently honored by having a painting reproduced on a U.S. postage stamp.  It is part of a 10-stamp [...]

15 August 2010 – Cemetery Holds Generations of Carroll History

2021-08-11T12:31:10-04:00August 15th, 2010|2010, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 15 August 2010 Cemetery Holds Generations of Carroll History by Mary Ann Ashcraft If you haven’t taken one of the history walks sponsored by the Gate House Museum in Sykesville, you have missed a great opportunity to learn history the fun way.  This spring, the cemetery associated with Springfield Presbyterian Church in Sykesville and [...]

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