History

Having a Ball

Professional baseball has been a part of Frederick’s history for more than a century. Today, Frederick can claim the …

06.21.17 – History, Timepiece

When the Marines Marched

Early in the morning of Monday, June 19, 1922, more than 5,000 U.S. Marines—more than a quarter of the …

06.07.17 – Feature, History

Kicking and Dreaming

This rather relaxed young man is Jack Zimmerman, a Frederick resident and student at what used to be known …

06.06.17 – History, Look Back

A Fond Farewell

It’s just like old times. They are packing the halls and stairwells, reminiscing and laughing about chaotic class change …

05.22.17 – Feature, History, People & Places

Barnstorming

On a warm spring day, Donald Eader slides open a door on his barn to three visitors. Bales of …

05.12.17 – Feature, History

Look Back: Races and Relays

Lincoln High School was the only all-black high school in Frederick County before forced integration in 1958, when African …

05.10.17 – History, Look Back

Happy Birthday, William Rauzahn

Fraktur is decorated calligraphy used to commemorate births, weddings, baptisms and even holidays. We associate fraktur with the Pennsylvania …

04.26.17 – History, Timepiece

Local Catch

On April 4, 1960, Nick Yinger photographed these three boys on Carroll Creek, near Fairview Avenue in Baker Park. …

04.10.17 – History, Look Back

Print the Legend

To historians and history buffs, Barbara Fritchie (aka Frietchie) might be Frederick’s biggest celebrity. Scholars say she “put Frederick …

03.14.17 – History, Timepiece

A Railway Ran Through It

Standing on the corner of Patrick and Carroll streets, the red brick building that is the former home of …

03.10.17 – Feature, History

Menus and Mess Halls

Floyd Dixon was the chef at the Frederick Scott Key Hotel from May 1954 until its closing in 1975. …

03.10.17 – History, Look Back

Second Acts

Have you ever wondered what will remain of our homes, churches, offices and civic buildings 200 years from now? …

03.01.17 – Feature, History

Sweet Life

This advertising card is from Bowers, The Confectioner, a business that was located on 31 N. Market St. in …

02.27.17 – History, Look Back

Bishop John Johns

There is little doubt that many ministers of the churches in Frederick have had storied—even fabled—careers. But perhaps the …

02.20.17 – History, Reflections

Baggage Claim

February is a popular time for people to travel when they want to enjoy a warm place to escape …

02.06.17 – History, Timepiece