26 July 2015 – A Look Back at Roller Rinks and Drive-ins

2021-07-29T14:02:01-04:00July 26th, 2015|2015, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 26 July 2015 A Look Back at Roller Rinks and Drive-ins by Mary Ann Ashcraft Oh, the memories! When I decided to write this week’s column about Carroll’s drive-in movie theaters and roller rinks, my teenage years came rushing back. Perhaps yours will too as you read further. Drive-in theaters were a bargain for [...]

12 July 2015 – A History of Henryton

2021-07-29T14:03:40-04:00July 12th, 2015|2015, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 12 July 2015 A History of Henryton by Mary Ann Ashcraft Although the name “Henryton” no longer means much to Carroll Countians, there is a lot of interesting history associated with it, as both a hospital and a tiny village located in the extreme southeastern corner of the county. Henry Devries, a local landowner [...]

28 June 2015 – Civil War History on Display at Cockey’s Tavern

2021-07-29T14:04:33-04:00June 28th, 2015|2015, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 28 June 2015 Civil War History on Display at Cockey’s Tavern by Mary Ann Ashcraft Don’t miss the last of the Civil War exhibits mounted by the Historical Society of Carroll County at Cockey’s Tavern, 216 E. Main Street, Westminster. It’s free and open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 until 4. Over the past [...]

14 June 2015 – The American Restaurant: Training Ground for Entrepreneurs

2021-07-29T14:05:22-04:00June 14th, 2015|2015, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 14 June 2015 The American Restaurant: Training Ground for Entrepreneurs by Antigoni Lefteris Ladd For over 50 years, this little restaurant at 9 East Main Street, was owned and managed by Greek families in Westminster. Its history (1917 to 1969) tells a rich story of immigrants taking entrepreneurial risks in a new country. The [...]

24 May 2015 – What’s in a Name? Gamber, Cedarhurst, and Detour’s Historical Names Explored

2021-07-29T14:06:29-04:00May 24th, 2015|2015, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 24 May 2015 What’s in a Name? Gamber, Cedarhurst, and Detour’s Historical Names Explored by Mary Ann Ashcraft Depending upon the Carroll County map you consult and the year it was drawn, you may come upon some interesting town names you’ve never seen before. Last year this column covered Marston/Mt. Vernon/Jewsburg – names all [...]

10 May 2015 – Historical Societies Can Help Uncover Bygone Jackpots

2021-07-29T14:07:20-04:00May 10th, 2015|2015, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 10 May 2015 Historical Societies Can Help Uncover Bygone Jackpots by Mary Ann Ashcraft It’s hard to express the good feelings we volunteers at Carroll’s historical or genealogical societies get when we help someone uncover new bits and pieces of their family history. Admittedly, there are times when searches turn up nothing, but other [...]

26 April 2015 – Buffalo Road in Carroll Likely Has Roots in Military

2021-07-29T14:21:01-04:00April 26th, 2015|2015, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 26 April 2015 Buffalo Road in Carroll Likely Has Roots in Military by Jeff Duvall In the southwestern part of the county lies the Buffalo Road. Where did this name come from? Some say it came from the buffalo that roamed the area in the early days, and others say it was a military [...]

12 April 2015 – 1800s Iron Stove From Manchester Foundry on Display at Shellman House

2021-07-29T14:21:50-04:00April 12th, 2015|2015, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 12 April 2015 1800s Iron Stove From Manchester Foundry on Display at Shellman House By Mary Ann Ashcraft Among the treasures in the Historical Society’s collection is a 9-plate stove made about 1870 by Adam Shower’s foundry and machine shop in Manchester. It is on display in the kitchen of the Sherman-Fisher-Shellman House at [...]

8 March 2015 – Barnitz Was First Brewer of Beer in Westminster

2021-07-29T14:23:21-04:00March 8th, 2015|2015, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 8 March 2015 Barnitz Was First Brewer of Beer in Westminster by Bill Palm Westminster's first brewer, Michael Barnitz, was born of a prosperous Pennsylvania-German family in 1797. The Barnitz family seems to have been brewers prior to their arrival in the British American colonies. It is worth noting that John and Elias Daniel [...]

22 February 2015 – Remembering Civil Rights Activist from Union Bridge, Murton “Jazz” Hammond

2021-07-29T14:24:05-04:00February 22nd, 2015|2015, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 22 February 2015 Remembering Civil Rights Activist from Union Bridge, Murton “Jazz” Hammond By Mary Ann Ashcraft Many black and white citizens of Carroll County still remember Murton Pearre “Jazz” Hammond who died in 1989. He grew up poor, raised by relatives because both parents were dead before he was 10. What set him [...]

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