27 December 2020 – A Glimpse at the Early Life of William Henry Rinehart

2021-08-11T13:45:20-04:00December 27th, 2020|2020, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 27 December 2020 A Glimpse at the Early Life of William Henry Rinehart By Mary Ann Ashcraft The following “Reminiscence,” written by James L. Switzer and published May 20, 1910, in the Union Bridge Pilot, offers readers a fascinating glimpse at the early life of William Henry Rinehart, Carroll County’s most famous son. Too [...]

13 December 2020 – A ‘bright and happy’ Almshouse

2021-08-11T13:33:14-04:00December 13th, 2020|2020, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 13 December 2020 A ‘bright and happy’ Almshouse By Beverly Humbert It’s that time of year again. The Carroll County Farm Museum is open for self-guided outdoor tours and children can visit a socially distanced Santa. Sadly, the Almshouse on the grounds will not be open for our annual, themed Christmas tours. As a [...]

22 November 2020 – Looking Back at Crucial Presidential Elections of 1860 and 1864

2021-08-11T13:22:22-04:00November 22nd, 2020|2020, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 22 November 2020 Looking Back at Crucial Presidential Elections of 1860 and 1864 By David Buie In what could be the most controversial election in our country's history, it seems appropriate to look at another election or two which took place nearly 160 years ago—the crucial presidential elections of 1860 and 1864. Those were [...]

8 November 2020 – Enjoying Oysters Has a Long History in Carroll

2021-08-11T13:22:37-04:00November 8th, 2020|2020, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 8 November 2020 Enjoying Oysters Has a Long History in Carroll By Mary Ann Ashcraft Oyster lovers in Maryland rejoiced when “R” months like November rolled around, even in the mid-19th century in locations miles far from the Chesapeake Bay like Carroll County. Who would have guessed that oysters and ice cream were equally [...]

25 October 2020 – ‘An Easy Crowd to Rob’

2021-08-11T13:22:50-04:00October 25th, 2020|2020, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 25 October 2020 ‘An Easy Crowd to Rob’ By Mary Ann Ashcraft We began Nathan Haines Baile’s account of the 1869 robbery of the New Windsor Bank in “Carroll’s Yesteryears” on October 11, 2020. This article picks up the story after the thieves abandoned a railroad handcar used to escape from New Windsor and [...]

27 September 2020 – Much has Changed in Last 100 Years of Education

2021-08-11T13:23:27-04:00September 27th, 2020|2020, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 27 September 2020 Much has Changed in Last 100 Years of Education By David Buie The year 2020 has brought many challenges in defining the “new normal” for Carroll County residents, especially in education. Since school began this month, and the “new norm” consists of virtual classrooms in most schools, an examination of the [...]

13 September 2020 – Remembering Union Bridge native, Civil War soldier Isaiah Lightner

2021-08-11T13:23:47-04:00September 13th, 2020|2020, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 13 September 2020 Remembering Union Bridge native, Civil War soldier Isaiah Lightner By Mary Ann Ashcraft The great English poet Alexander Pope offered a memorable quote, “Act well your part, there all the honour lies.” How appropriate that seems to describe the life of Isaiah Lightner. His story, stretching from his birth in Union [...]

23 August 2020 – Builder of Antrim in Taneytown had Long Career in Carroll and Kansas

2021-08-11T13:20:23-04:00August 23rd, 2020|2020, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 23 August 2020 Builder of Antrim in Taneytown had Long Career in Carroll and Kansas By David Buie While many in Carroll County know the name Antrim 1844 as a nationally recognized bed and breakfast in Taneytown, very few know the story behind the man who built that handsome home. Andrew Galbraith Ege (pronounced [...]

9 August 2020 – ‘Ripe For The Picking’

2021-08-11T13:20:40-04:00August 9th, 2020|2020, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 9 August 2020 ‘Ripe For The Picking’ By Mary Ann Ashcraft The entire world is awaiting development of a vaccine that will protect people against the coronavirus now ravaging every continent except Antarctica. Let’s take a look at outbreaks of other contagious diseases in the United States and their relevance to Carroll County. Perhaps [...]

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