2015

27 December 2015 – Remembering John Diehl Bowman of Middleburg

2021-07-29T13:49:16-04:00December 27th, 2015|2015, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 27 December 2015 Remembering John Diehl Bowman of Middleburg by Mary Ann Ashcraft Most of us become a bit nostalgic at this time of year. I began looking back at my volunteer time with the Historical Society of Carroll County starting in 2002. It has provided not only many opportunities to learn more about [...]

13 December 2015 – Christmas 1944 Brought Worry to Families in Carroll

2021-07-29T13:50:55-04:00December 13th, 2015|2015, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 13 December 2015 Christmas 1944 Brought Worry to Families in Carroll by Mary Ann Ashcraft Christmas 1944 brought a mixture of joy, sadness, and worry to most Carroll County families. The war in Europe had been going well for the Allies since the invasion of Normandy in June, but there was a setback in [...]

22 November 2015 – Remembering the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg

2021-07-29T13:52:39-04:00November 22nd, 2015|2015, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 22 November 2015 Remembering the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg by Mary Ann Ashcraft It seems appropriate in the month of November when we celebrate Veterans Day to spend a few minutes thinking about another event involving veterans that took place June 29-July 4, 1913. Three of those days marked the 50th [...]

8 November 2015 – Brochure Highlights African-American Heritage

2021-07-29T13:53:40-04:00November 8th, 2015|2015, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 8 November 2015 Brochure Highlights African-American Heritage by Mary Ann Ashcraft Thanks to a brochure recently published by the Maryland State Highway Administration entitled “Carroll County African American Heritage Guide,” Carroll citizens can learn much more about the county’s rich black heritage. The brochure is available at branches of the public library and the [...]

25 October 2015 – Library Expands its Reach Across Carroll

2021-07-29T13:55:26-04:00October 25th, 2015|2015, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 25 October 2015 Library Expands its Reach Across Carroll by Lynn Wheeler This is the final column focusing on the history of the Carroll County Public Library (CCPL) and the individuals instrumental in its development. In 1958, following a sustained effort by individuals and civic groups coordinated by library advocate Mary Lou Dewey, Carroll’s [...]

11 October 2015 – Establishing the Davis Library in Westminster

2021-07-29T13:56:18-04:00October 11th, 2015|2015, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 11 October 2015 Establishing the Davis Library in Westminster by Lynn Wheeler Started in 1863, by the beginning of 1949, the Westminster Library was contained in one room on the second floor of the Times Building, but things were about to change. On January 7, 1949, Mr. and Mrs. Walter H. Davis announced that [...]

27 September 2015 – The History of the Public Library in Westminster

2021-07-29T13:58:02-04:00September 27th, 2015|2015, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 27 September 2015 The History of the Public Library in Westminster by Lynn Wheeler Education being a core value among the Founding Fathers, the establishment of public libraries in communities throughout the nation began in earnest in the 19th century. Efforts by community boosters and private philanthropists provided the seed capital to get many [...]

13 September 2015 – Memories from Students at Carroll’s 1- and 2-room Schoolhouses

2021-07-29T13:59:17-04:00September 13th, 2015|2015, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 13 September 2015 Memories from Students at Carroll’s 1- and 2-room Schoolhouses by Mary Ann Ashcraft Nearly every man and woman Joan Prall interviewed in the 1980s for “Schoolbells and Slates,” her history of Carroll’s one and two-room schools, fondly remembered their experiences as students or teachers. Most studied or taught from the beginning [...]

23 August 2015 – More Tales from Carroll’s 1- and 2-room Schoolhouses

2021-07-29T14:00:08-04:00August 23rd, 2015|2015, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 23 August 2015 More Tales from Carroll’s 1- and 2-room Schoolhouses by Mary Ann Ashcraft The August 9th column promised more about local one and two-room schools which came to light during historian Joan Prall’s interviews with former students and teachers in the late 1980s.  Let’s take a look at what some people shared. [...]

9 August 2015 – Carroll’s History of 1- and 2-room Schools

2021-07-29T14:01:15-04:00August 9th, 2015|2015, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 9 August 2015 Carroll’s History of 1- and 2-room Schools by Mary Ann Ashcraft If you want to know the history of Carroll’s one and two-room schools, read Joan Prall’s fascinating 1990 book Schoolbells and Slates. Although now out-of-print, it can be found in the collections at the Carroll County Public Library, the Historical [...]

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