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Fair Enough

These days, September brings The Great Frederick Fair to town. Visitors from Frederick County, the rest of Maryland and …

09.08.15 – History, Timepiece

Degrees of Separation

When Albert Dixon opened his business in 1929, he was the first African-American mortician in Frederick. As a young …

08.19.15 – History, Timepiece

A Different Drum

The function of music in battle has been a means of communication and a symbol of hope. During the …

07.07.15 – History, Timepiece

Book Club

This library card, which belonged to Bessie Boswell, states that its owner was a member of the Junior Library …

06.04.15 – History, Timepiece

Angling for a Permit

As the weather starts to warm, Frederick County Residents will soon head outdoors for recreation, and fishing is a …

05.16.15 – History, Timepiece

Meal and a Show

THE FRENCH ARE CREDITED WITH DEVELOPING THE WORD “PICNIC.” IT FIRST APPEARED IN THE 1690S AND DESCRIBED AN EVENT SIMILAR TO …

08.14.14 – History, Timepiece

Keep Off the Grass

Summer is here, flowers are blooming and the grass is growing. Just keep it off the lawn in Carroll …

07.16.14 – History, Timepiece

In Stitches

When Spring appears, when violets blow And shed a rich perfume: How soon the fragrance breathes its last! How …

05.08.14 – History, Timepiece

Book It

If visiting shrines to famous dead people was your thing in the 1930s, then Frederick, Md., was the place …

04.04.14 – History, Timepiece

A Lot of Hot Air

Matthias Zimmer died young. In his 37 years, however, he accomplished a great deal for a coppersmith. He was …

03.10.14 – History, Timepiece

Gearing Up

Winter’s appeal may be quickly lost on adults, but the idea of sledding, ice skating and other outdoor winter …

01.04.14 – History, Timepiece

Dealing in Wheeling

Winter’s arrival heralds many things—the holidays, time spent with family and snow, for better or for worse. When the …

12.03.13 – History, Timepiece

Flag Day

Winfield Scott Schley, rear admiral during the Spanish-American War, was born at Richfield, on what is now U.S. 15 …

11.05.13 – History, Timepiece

Old Doctor’s Almanac

The word almanac has a mysterious etymology. The soundest origin places its roots in the Saxon tongue: The first …

09.06.13 – History, Timepiece

Sacking of Home

Carroll Street was an agricultural haven in the early 20th century. The Farmer’s Exchange Elevator was located on the …

08.05.13 – History, Timepiece

Thinly Veiled

Employment opportunities for women in the early 20th century were scarce and limited to certain occupations, such as nursing, …

07.05.13 – History, Timepiece