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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

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

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

Miller’s Crossings

The 20th of this month marks the 203rd birthday of Joseph G. Miller, Frederick County’s “Grand Old Man.” Born …

02.12.21 – History, Look Back

Manor of Business

In 1888, 25-year-old Harry Peyton Gorsuch became the secretary and assistant manager of the Catoctin Mountain Iron Company. In …

01.07.21 – History, Look Back

Skid Row

In the 1880s, several social clubs for men formed in Frederick County, including the Skids Club. The group was …

12.28.20 – History, Look Back

Sister Act

In a normal year, this is about the time for local Oktoberfest celebrations But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, …

10.20.20 – History, Look Back

Prima Postal

The glamorous opera singer Lily Pons was born Alice Joséphine Pons on April 12, 1898, near Cannes, France. She …

12.10.19 – History, Look Back

Railroad Ties

Frederick Railroad Company Car #32 was just one member of the fleet that used to traverse Downtown Frederick on …

09.23.19 – History, Look Back

Forging a Town

This photo shows the Donsife brothers, Francis Genoa and Atho, in front of their Woodsboro blacksmith shop around 1887. …

05.14.19 – History, Look Back

By the Book

This is a picture of the original C. Burr Artz Public Library in 1937, just days after it opened …

11.19.18 – History, Look Back

Meet the Press

Once again, it’s time for local students to head back to school. For these Frederick High School students, it …

09.17.18 – History, Look Back

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

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

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

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