History

Moving Ahead

In 2009, En-Net, a supplier of information technology solutions to public sector entities, bought 712 East Street—a 10,000-square-foot building …

09.21.17 – Feature, History

Resorting to Fun

Braddock Heights was one of the first planned communities in the United States, founded in 1896 by developer George …

08.18.17 – History, Look Back

Music Man

As ubiquitous as it is today, band music did not exist in Frederick County schools until the early 20th …

08.02.17 – History, Timepiece

Furry Farms

Marvin “Buck” Brown is photographed here at the Royal Blue Chinchilla Ranch in Frederick. Royal Blue raised breeding chinchillas …

07.25.17 – History, Look Back

Portrait of the Artist

John Johnston Markell was only 17 years old when he painted this self-portrait in 1838 in Philadelphia. Even at …

07.01.17 – History, Timepiece

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