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By Compiled from the files of the Historical society of Carroll County | November 14, 1999
100 years ago: The store of Edward Evans, at Carrollton, was burglarized on Monday night and clothing, gloves, etc., to the estimated value of $15 was stolen. The thief or thieves also got about $12 in money, which belonged to the Church of God near Carrollton, of which Mr. Evans is treasurer. Some blacksmith's implements were found about the premises on Tuesday morning and identified as belonging to Morris Green, from whose blacksmith shop , on the Reisterstown turnpike, they were stolen.
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September 30, 2013
Don't miss the 19th annual Colonial Craftsmen Weekend at historic Jerusalem Mill Village. This exciting encampment and market fair happens in the Kingsville area of Gunpowder Falls State Park on Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Oct. 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hosted by the Friends of Jerusalem Mill, the event re-creates public market days in a rural village in the last quarter of the 18th century. Artisans and reenactors will be demonstrating trades, crafts, clothes and customs of the time, and merchants will be offering a variety of goods for sale.
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By Karin Remesch | February 15, 1996
SpellbindersListen to African and African-American poems and tales presented by storyteller Craig Anthony Bannister, enjoy music by the TCI Cable Choir, and create a take-home craft during Family Day from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Top of the World Observation Level and Museum in the World Trade Center, Inner Harbor.The program is part of "Saturday Stories at the Top," a weekly series headlined by acclaimed African-American griots every Saturday in February.Mr. Bannister is a veteran storyteller, poet, teacher and historian.
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By Dennis Hockman, Chesapeake Home + Living | August 12, 2011
Upon entering the G. Krug & Son blacksmith shop, I was handed a pair of safety goggles and immediately knew I was in for a treat. All around me were the goings-on of a bygone era. Peter Krug, owner of the Baltimore workshop that has been in business since the early 19th century, crafts steel scrollwork by hand, the old-fashioned way: hammer and anvil shaping red-hot metal heated in a 2,500-degree forge. You don't know hot until you've stood in front of that forge on a summer day in a building that has no air conditioning.
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By Compiled from the archives of the Historical Society of Carroll County | October 3, 1993
25 Years Ago* Last Friday, the 130-year-old historic Carroll County Jail was closed and 12 prisoners were transferred to Baltimore County and Baltimore City jails. On March 19, Joseph D. Egeberg, Jr., the state jail inspector, established Sept. 15 as the deadline for closing the condemned jail building. When the new jail will be built is anyone's guess as there seems to be a great deal of disagreement between the commissioners on the kind of building to construct. -- Democratic Advocate, Sept.
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By Johnathon E. Briggs and Johnathon E. Briggs,SUN STAFF | August 30, 2002
A three-alarm fire last night heavily damaged the historic Manor Tavern, a popular northern Baltimore County restaurant and bar. Firefighters were called to the tavern, in the 15000 block of Old York Road in Monkton, shortly after 10 p.m. by a person reporting an electrical fire. It was not immediately known where in the three-story structure the fire originated. By the time firefighters arrived, the second and third floors were ablaze. "It was pretty intense," said nearby resident Sarah Scott, who watched the fire with her husband from a parking lot about 70 feet away.
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August 13, 2006
Jerusalem Mill On August 13, 1772, millwright Isaiah Linton signed a Bond of Agreement with his partner David Lee to operate Jerusalem Mill. The Mill got its name from an adjoining tract of land, Jerusalem, which was patented in 1687. The first mill on the banks of the Gunpowder River, "Bonds Water Mills" was a sawmill. In the 1770s, Bucks County, Pennsylvania flour millers discovered and colonized the valley of the Little Gunpowder. Linton was one such, who built eight mills in the valley, one for himself, the others for clients.
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September 30, 2013
Don't miss the 19th annual Colonial Craftsmen Weekend at historic Jerusalem Mill Village. This exciting encampment and market fair happens in the Kingsville area of Gunpowder Falls State Park on Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Oct. 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hosted by the Friends of Jerusalem Mill, the event re-creates public market days in a rural village in the last quarter of the 18th century. Artisans and reenactors will be demonstrating trades, crafts, clothes and customs of the time, and merchants will be offering a variety of goods for sale.
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By Sherrie Ruhl and Sherrie Ruhl,Sun Staff Writer | August 16, 1994
At G. Krug & Son Inc., the iron works on Saratoga Street, the new is almost indistinguishable from the old. Custom-made iron window grills, railings and other products are made almost the same way as they were around 1850.Steve Krug, president, and his brother Peter, a blacksmith, are the fifth generation of Krugs to make their livings as blacksmiths. Their great-great-grandfather began working in the blacksmith shop around 1850 and bought it around 1870. An early Baltimore map shows a blacksmith shop at the location around 1810.
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May 5, 1991
If you yearn for a taste of the Old West, turn your horse -- or car -- toward Millers, where the spiritual combines with the saddle for aunique camp.Head north into the picturesque town of "River Valley Ranch."Situated on 500 acres off Grave Run Road in Millers, this all-Western approach to non-denominational Christian camping is open June 23through Aug. 17.The ranch, sponsored by the Peter and John RadioFellowship Inc., is a unique resident summer camp for youths 7 to 17.The facility is open to the public at 9:30 a.m. Saturdays.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2010
The coffee table in the lobby at Rodgers Forge Elementary boasts a built-in conversation piece, one deeply rooted in the history of the school and its surrounding community. The glass and steel table, built by a Rodgers Forge alumnus who is a blacksmith, surrounds a 200-year-old ironwork from the long gone forge that lent its name to the Baltimore County neighborhood and school. "This piece speaks to the strength of this community and its school," said Susan Deise, Rodgers Forge principal.
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August 13, 2006
Jerusalem Mill On August 13, 1772, millwright Isaiah Linton signed a Bond of Agreement with his partner David Lee to operate Jerusalem Mill. The Mill got its name from an adjoining tract of land, Jerusalem, which was patented in 1687. The first mill on the banks of the Gunpowder River, "Bonds Water Mills" was a sawmill. In the 1770s, Bucks County, Pennsylvania flour millers discovered and colonized the valley of the Little Gunpowder. Linton was one such, who built eight mills in the valley, one for himself, the others for clients.
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By MARY GAIL HARE and MARY GAIL HARE,SUN REPORTER | January 22, 2006
In an effort to build interest in Finksburg, its leaders and some of its longtime residents are offering a look at its past. The Finksburg Planning Area Council, an unofficial liaison group between the community and Carroll County, will host a "light-hearted, roundtable exchange" of stories at its monthly meeting Thursday, said Jim Johnson, council president and a retired construction worker who has lived in the area for about two years. "If the Finksburg community wants to know where it is going, it has to know where it has come from," Johnson said.
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By Joni Guhne and Joni Guhne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 12, 2002
THERE IS A LOT of "urban" in suburban Central County. Some residents will admit that they have never gathered eggs, been awakened by a rooster's crow, or harvested anything more arduous than a handful of tomatoes from the backyard garden. That is why the much-anticipated Depression Era Living History Museum at Kinder Farm Park will be so much fun for adults and children. To prepare for the museum's opening, set for fall next year, the park has hired Millersville resident Joanne Andresen as the its new educational coordinator.
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By Johnathon E. Briggs and Johnathon E. Briggs,SUN STAFF | August 30, 2002
A three-alarm fire last night heavily damaged the historic Manor Tavern, a popular northern Baltimore County restaurant and bar. Firefighters were called to the tavern, in the 15000 block of Old York Road in Monkton, shortly after 10 p.m. by a person reporting an electrical fire. It was not immediately known where in the three-story structure the fire originated. By the time firefighters arrived, the second and third floors were ablaze. "It was pretty intense," said nearby resident Sarah Scott, who watched the fire with her husband from a parking lot about 70 feet away.
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January 9, 2001
William John Amberman, 91, lives in Ellicott City. He was interviewed by folklorist Alison Kahn on May 13, 1999, as part of an oral history project coordinated by Friends of Patapsco Valley & Heritage Greenway Inc. This is the first of two excerpts from that interview. Well, I was born on July the 5th, 1909, in a little place called Westport, Maryland, on the second floor of a blacksmith shop. My father was a blacksmith at the time, and he and my mother lived there I suppose for two, three, four years after they married, because I do not remember Westport except on visits that my mother took.
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January 9, 2001
William John Amberman, 91, lives in Ellicott City. He was interviewed by folklorist Alison Kahn on May 13, 1999, as part of an oral history project coordinated by Friends of Patapsco Valley & Heritage Greenway Inc. This is the first of two excerpts from that interview. Well, I was born on July the 5th, 1909, in a little place called Westport, Maryland, on the second floor of a blacksmith shop. My father was a blacksmith at the time, and he and my mother lived there I suppose for two, three, four years after they married, because I do not remember Westport except on visits that my mother took.
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By JACQUES KELLY | January 25, 1994
The people who think last week's weather was one for the books need to review the winter of '99.Baltimore got 51.1 inches of snow during January and February 1899. That season carried a one-two punch. It was also the occasion of Baltimore's coldest temperature reading, 7 below zero on Feb. 10, 1899. That record has been tied but, so far, that amount of snow hasn't been equaled."The Alleghanies, Baltimore's guardian angels, have failed to save us from east-moving frigidity and long before yesterday the air was filled with driving snow, the herald of coming discomfort," the Baltimore American reported Feb. 1.Most every other day seemed to bring some snow.
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November 21, 2000
James Clark Jr., former president of the Maryland Senate, was born in Howard County in 1918 and still lives there. This is an excerpt, reprinted with permission, from his memoir, "Jim Clark Soldier, Farmer, Legislator." Father was born at Fairfield Farm on 22 October 1884, where he began helping on the farm at an early age. In those days, there were always horses to be taken to the blacksmith shop, and this was one of his early jobs. The shop was owned by Mr. Whipps and still stands east of the northbound lane of Route 29 just before the Route 175 ramp.
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By Compiled from the files of the Historical society of Carroll County | November 14, 1999
100 years ago: The store of Edward Evans, at Carrollton, was burglarized on Monday night and clothing, gloves, etc., to the estimated value of $15 was stolen. The thief or thieves also got about $12 in money, which belonged to the Church of God near Carrollton, of which Mr. Evans is treasurer. Some blacksmith's implements were found about the premises on Tuesday morning and identified as belonging to Morris Green, from whose blacksmith shop , on the Reisterstown turnpike, they were stolen.
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