History

View Point

View Point

By Olivia Millunzi, Heritage Frederick There is no evidence supporting the veracity of the message on this undated postcard, but Braddock Heights does have a fascinating history as one of the first planned communities in the nation. In 1896, George William Smith...

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Postcard Pro

Postcard Pro

By Olivia Millunzi, Heritage Frederick This undated photograph of a picnic shelter at Gambrill State Park is actually a picture postcard by artist David B. Traub. Traub was born in Baltimore and according to an obituary in The Baltimore Sun, he received his first...

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Friendship, Fun and Faith

Friendship, Fun and Faith

A Century of Sleepaways at Camp Airy and Camp Louise. By Gina Galluci-White. Photos courtesy Camp Airy and Camp Louise  Now 45 years old, Adam Clay looks back on the friendships he made decades ago as a summer camper and counselor in the hills of Frederick County as...

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Trail Mix

Trail Mix

By Olivia Millunzi, Heritage Frederick High Knob in Gambrill State Park features trails that offer three overlooks of the Frederick and Middletown valleys. The park was named for James H. Gambrill Jr., a Frederick conservationist who gathered locals to purchase the...

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Leveling the Playing Field

Leveling the Playing Field

Over 50 Years, Title IX has Moved the Bar (and Budget) in Women’s Sports By Sheldon Shealer. Photography by Turner Photography Studio Walkersville High School graduate Ann Poffenbarger recalls the excitement of being selected for the University of Maryland’s inaugural...

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Beatty-Cramer House on Video

Beatty-Cramer House on Video

After being saved in 1987 from being burned to the ground in a firefighting exercise, the historic Beatty-Cramer house on Md. 26,  next to Israel Creek, became the property of the Frederick County Landmarks Foundation. Through the years, sporadic work has been done to...

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Fraternity House

Fraternity House

By Olivia Millunzi, Heritage Frederick The Maryland Odd Fellows Home was dedicated on July 26, 1925. The Independent Order of Odd Fellows fraternal organization was founded in Baltimore on April 26, 1819, based upon the Ancient Order of the Society of Odd Fellows in...

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McCardell Fashions Donated to Culture Center

McCardell Fashions Donated to Culture Center

McCardell Fashions Donated to Culture Center After making their way out of Marlene Young’s guest bedroom closet to be shared as part of a local effort to erect a statue of Frederick native Claire McCardell, many of the design icon’s fashions will now belong to the...

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Finding New Market

Finding New Market

By Olivia Millunzi, Heritage Frederick New Market was settled in 1745 as trade routes developed between Baltimore and Frederick. In 1788 Nicholas Hall tried to expand New Market by platting the land. Platting is a process where land is subdivided into parcels; modern...

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On the Rocks

On the Rocks

By Olivia Millunzi, Heritage Frederick This postcard was mailed in 1908 from a man named Henry to Ella Ogle of Adamstown. His message reads, “Dear Ella, I have been ordered to East Brunswick on 2nd truck today + tomorrow so cannot get down tonight will be down...

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