History

Boss Baughman

Louis Victor Baughman was a Frederick native and member of the military staff shown in this 1906 photo. Based …

11.12.21 – History, Look Back

War … and Peace

It was a characteristically hot, humid and cloudless day in South Vietnam’s Mekong Delta on March 30, 1968. Monsoon …

11.07.21 – Feature, History

Daddy’s Bells

Reaching 70 feet into the sky, the Joseph D. Baker Carillon is the iconic centerpiece of Frederick’s Baker Park. …

11.01.21 – Feature, History

Agricultural Revolution

Just a short walk from the HOA-regulated housing developments, ballfields, elementary school and rural vibe of Adamstown sits what …

10.12.21 – Feature, Food & Drink, History

Grain to Glass

Maryland rye whiskey was an early American favorite. Its popularity boomed during the Civil War when Union soldiers gathered …

10.01.21 – Feature, Food & Drink, History

History in Hand

Would Today be the Day? Sitting in his father’s truck heading out to a colonial-era home and property in …

09.13.21 – Feature, History, Lifestyles

Carving a Path

Fifteen years ago, pieces of Frederick County’s transportation history were strewn about in wreckage. Five years and $4.5 million later, …

09.01.21 – History, Lifestyles

Legendary Tale

For fans of the Barbara Fritchie legend, imagery is everything: An old woman admonishing Confederate soldiers to respect the …

09.01.21 – Feature, History

Boys Town

Every year we look for a new photo in the Heritage Frederick archives of a school or students to …

08.12.21 – History, Look Back

Telling The Untold Story

On a boat in the ocean waters off Mozambique, sometime around 2014, diver Jay Haigler presented noted under-water archaeologist …

07.12.21 – Feature, History, Travel

Post Hoc

National Postal Worker Day takes place every year on July 1. In keeping with that theme, this month’s photo …

07.12.21 – History, Look Back

Talking History … with Scott Ambush

Jazz icon Lester Bowie was born near Frederick in 1941 before moving to St. Louis and later Chicago where …

06.12.21 – History

Rising Water

Many are familiar with the Johnstown Flood, a devastating event caused by the catastrophic failure of the South Fork …

06.04.21 – History, Look Back

Still Standing

The little country church stands like a flower blooming through a crack in the asphalt. Once surrounded by rolling …

06.01.21 – History, People & Places

Recorded History

Ann Rebecca Grahame McPherson Ross was born on May 17, 1827, to John McPherson and Frances Russell “Fannie” Johnson. …

05.14.21 – History, Look Back

Solemn Remembrance

For those in the Walkersville area, a thundering boom interrupted the gray, drizzly morning of May 6, 1981. Could …

05.12.21 – Feature, History