History

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

Taking it Down

The bust of Roger Brooke Taney, fifth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States and a …

02.06.17 – Feature, Frederick Scene, History, People & Places

A Sensitive Restoration

Number 117 may have the lowest roofline on Record Street in Downtown Frederick. But one glimpse inside the front …

01.20.17 – History, Lifestyles

Special Effects

Before the Xbox, there was the stereograph. Also known as the stereogram, stereoptican or stereo view, the stereograph emerged …

01.13.17 – History, Look Back

Fit for Royalty

Dressing warmly for winter can be a challenge, but the little girl who wore this outfit did it in …

01.07.17 – History, Timepiece

Spiraling Skyward

“The clustered spires of Frederick stand Green-walled by the hills of Maryland.” — John Greenleaf Whittier, 1863 Well before …

12.01.16 – Feature, Frederick Scene, History

A Soldier’s Story

At first glance, the red, leather-bound journal Kenneth Fogle kept with him in his tank during World War II …

11.21.16 – Feature, History

Solemn Sights

I remember the first time I went to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. It was a hot summer day and …

11.18.16 – Destinations, History, Travel