2017

24 December 2017 – Yesteryears Christmas Postcards

2021-07-29T11:18:01-04:00December 24th, 2017|2017, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 24 December 2017 Yesteryears Christmas Postcards By Mary Ann Ashcraft These four Christmas postcards are part of a larger collection owned by the Historical Society of Carroll County. They illustrate the range of designs popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s and the sentiments, both humorous and traditional, expressed. Mary Ann Ashcraft is [...]

10 December 2017 – History of Dennings Begins with Arrival of James Denning Around 1800

2021-07-29T11:18:15-04:00December 10th, 2017|2017, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 10 December 2017 History of Dennings Begins with Arrival of James Denning Around 1800 By Jeff Duvall At the intersection of Marston and Dennings roads near Taylorsville lies the small community of Dennings. It began with the arrival of James Denning from County Donegal, Ireland, about 1800. On July 1, 1805, in Baltimore County, [...]

12 November 2017 – Manchester Historical Center Honors History of “Progressive Community”

2021-07-29T11:18:44-04:00November 12th, 2017|2017, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 12 November 2017 Manchester Historical Center Honors History of “Progressive Community” By Mary Ann Ashcraft Manchester, one of Carroll’s oldest towns, has a history worth commemorating. That happens now at the Manchester Historical Center located in the basement of the former Town Hall at 3208 York Street. Within the next six months, the Center’s [...]

22 October 2017 – Westminster’s Unofficial Historian Recalled Two Grand Parades of the 1800s

2021-07-29T11:19:00-04:00October 22nd, 2017|2017, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 22 October 2017 Westminster’s Unofficial Historian Recalled Two Grand Parades of the 1800s By Mary Ann Ashcraft What would we do without the many recollections passed down by Mary Bostwick Shellman, Westminster’s unofficial historian? We columnists rely upon her for the stories we share and this column is thanks to her. In a 1937 [...]

24 September 2017 – Shoemaker’s fascinating ledger gives glimpse into Carroll from 1787 to 1814

2021-07-29T11:22:00-04:00September 24th, 2017|2017, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 24 September 2017 Shoemaker's fascinating ledger gives glimpse into Carroll from 1787 to 1814 By Mary Ann Ashcraft Shoemaker by Trade is a fascinating book recently donated to the Historical Society by its compiler, Kathleen Ann Cornwall, a descendant of the shoemaker Jacob Knibbel, later spelled Knipple. In the late 1700s, the German-speaking Knibbel [...]

10 September 2017 – Carroll County Farmers were Hit Hard by Unnamed 1896 Hurricane

2021-07-29T11:22:31-04:00September 10th, 2017|2017, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 10 September 2017 Carroll County Farmers were Hit Hard by Unnamed 1896 Hurricane By Mary Ann Ashcraft One hurricane the magnitude of Harvey is enough for the 2017 season, but another strong storm is heading toward the U.S. mainland this week. We hope Mother Nature won’t deal the country a second serious blow. According [...]

23 July 2017 – Ledger Offers Insight Into Early Educational Costs in Carroll

2021-07-29T11:23:16-04:00July 23rd, 2017|2017, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 23 July 2017 Ledger Offers Insight Into Early Educational Costs in Carroll By Mary Ann Ashcraft Finding tidbits of history for this column is both fun and challenging. Today’s material comes from a very old book/ledger owned by Dennis A. Dutterer and shared with the Historical Society of Carroll County. It covers twelve years [...]

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