2018

Woman Escaped Potato Famine, Sued B&O Railroad and Bought Eldersburg Farm

2021-07-22T12:58:35-04:00May 13th, 2019|2018, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 13 May 2018 Woman Escaped Potato Famine, Sued B&O Railroad and Bought Eldersburg Farm By Mary Ann Ashcraft We are a nation of immigrants, survivors of myriad hardships. Today’s column features the story of a courageous Irishwoman named Hannah Dougherty who came to Baltimore to escape the Potato Famine of the 1840s and 1850s [...]

Taneytown Native Sterling Galt Served with Distinction

2021-07-22T14:59:52-04:00December 9th, 2018|2018, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 9 December 2018 Taneytown Native Sterling Galt Served with Distinction By Mary Ann Ashcraft and David Buie While much has been written over the years about World War I, especially in 2018 as we commemorated the 100th anniversary of its end, we scarcely mention an earlier conflict that resulted in the United States acquiring [...]

Setting the Record Straight on Historical Inaccuracies

2021-07-22T14:56:44-04:00November 25th, 2018|2018, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 25 November 2018 Setting the Record Straight on Historical Inaccuracies By Mary Ann Ashcraft Yes, the accompanying photograph appeared in this column on November 11 but with the wrong caption. Thanks to Ray Brown, it is now correct. Surely this wasn’t the first mistake in a Carroll’s Yesteryears column, and it probably won’t be [...]

Westminster Teen Enlisted 100 Years Ago During World War I

2021-07-22T14:50:17-04:00November 11th, 2018|2018, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 11 November 2018 Westminster Teen Enlisted 100 Years Ago During World War I By Mary Ann Ashcraft Today the United States observes the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Several years ago, Virginia Ecker Hierstetter graciously shared her family’s heart-rending experience during that war with the Historical Society. Franklin Monroe Miller, [...]

From the Meuse-Argonne to the Armistice

2021-07-22T14:27:53-04:00October 28th, 2018|2018, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 28 October 2018 From the Meuse-Argonne to the Armistice By Jay A. Graybeal One hundred years ago the Great War entered its final phase of combat. The Allied Powers launched an offensive against the Germans along the entire Western Front in the fall of 1918. The American Expeditionary Force, under the command of General [...]

Mills Played Major Role in History of County

2021-07-22T14:02:36-04:00October 14th, 2018|2018, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 14 October 2018 Mills Played Major Role in History of County By Mary Ann Ashcraft The amount of rainfall in Carroll County this summer is proof that you can get too much of a good thing! Events have been canceled, especially those on the grounds of the Union Mills Homestead and at the Farm [...]

Amateur Historian from Taneytown Left a Trove of Interesting Material

2021-07-22T13:59:22-04:00September 23rd, 2018|2018, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 23 September 2018 Amateur Historian from Taneytown Left a Trove of Interesting Material By Mary Ann Ashcraft For nearly 80 years the Historical Society of Carroll County has accumulated items that reflect the County’s past. While a few were purchased because they were so important that it would have been a shame not to [...]

Carroll Soldiers Victims of Mustard Gas 100 Years Ago

2021-07-22T13:55:05-04:00September 9th, 2018|2018, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 9 September 2018 Carroll Soldiers Victims of Mustard Gas 100 Years Ago By Mary Ann Ashcraft One hundred years ago the last major Allied initiative of World War I—the Meuse-Argonne Offensive—began on September 26 under the leadership of U.S. General John J. (Black Jack) Pershing. Many of Carroll County’s servicemen took part in the [...]

Prime Land Drew Farmers to Carroll

2021-07-22T13:51:47-04:00August 12th, 2018|2018, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 12 August 2018 Prime Land Drew Farmers to Carroll By Mary Ann Ashcraft Carroll County has always been known for its farms. Long before it was formed in 1837 from parts of Frederick and Baltimore counties, settlers were moving here from other counties in Maryland and nearby Pennsylvania to take advantage of the prime [...]

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