Historical Society of Carroll County

Baltimore Sun article for May 13, 2001

25 Years Ago

Carter Stumps in Carroll – The closest Carroll Countians will get to any presidential hopeful came Saturday when Jack Carter, son of former Georgia Gov. Jimmy Carter, came stumping for his father.  Mr. Carter stopped in Sykesville to shake some hands, continued his jaunt up to Eldersburg, then on to Gamber and to his final stop in Westminster.   Sykesville Herald, May 12, 1976

50 Years Ago

Westminster Riding Club Horse Show Sunday – The seventeenth anniversary horse show of the Westminster Riding Club will be held on the grounds of the clubhouse on Sunday, May 13, at 12:45 p.m. The event, which will be open to all, is a warm-up show, with sixteen classes.  Alvin Duvall, who has had wide experience in previous shows, will serve as chairman, and assisting him will be Edward J. Eckenrode, who has made such an excellent chairman the past several years.  The clubhouse will be open to all patrons and ring-side parking with excellent views of the show can be obtained.   Democratic Advocate, May 11, 1951.

75 Years Ago 

Medford Grange to Hold Open Meeting – The Medford Grange will hold an open meeting to the farmers in the county on Wednesday evening, May 19, at 7:30 o’clock, at the Grange Hall in Medford.  Several times during the year the Granges in county and state hold open meetings to which all farm families in the neighborhood are invited. On this occasion, Mr. J. A. Conover, more often known as “Uncle Jerry” among the dairymen in the State, will lead in the discussion of some dairy problems facing the farmers in Carroll county.  In addition to several interesting films on dairying that will be shown, County Agent Walrath will lead in some community singing on songs that will have a decided “dairy flavor;” whether they will be cream or skimmed milk remains to be heard.   American Sentinel, May 14, 1926.

100 Years Ago

The anniversary celebration of Messrs. Miller Bros. Popular Stores in this city, on Saturday last, was quite a success and a thousand souvenirs were distributed to adult visitors.  The souvenirs are of metal with a handsome device combining the horseshoe and four-leaved clover, and bearing the inscription:  “I bring good luck; keep me and never go broke,”  A one cent coin is inserted in the metal.  On the reverse is the inscription:  “Compliments of Miller Bros., Westminster, Md.  Miller’s Lucky Piece.”  The concert by the Colonial Orchestra was much enjoyed by the crowds who thronged the stores during the day and evening.   American Sentinel, May 11, 1901.