| Oct 21, 2012
A few weeks ago, my wife and I found ourselves driving down through the beautiful foliage of Harpers Ferry road as we headed to Brunswick days. This is the same road that my Father in law Leon travelled for over thirty years when he worked on the...
| Oct 10, 2012
An article in the Oct. 12, 1912, edition of The Argus reported on a deadly epidemic that seems to be striking local canines.
There is a peculiar disease among dogs in Catonsville and a number of residents have reported the loss of valuable animals from...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 7:34 AM
Did You Know?
Howard County is known nationwide for its schools, parks, sports programs, libraries and affluence.
But tucked away in faded, aging documents and longtime residents’ minds, there are plenty of
little-known facts that might just...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 3:48 PM
The optimistic incorporators and builders of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, the nation's first common carrier railroad, which was founded in Baltimore in 1827 and began building westward the next year, envisioned it would take 10 years and $10 million...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 5:59 AM
Art has an uneasy relationship with the world of commercial enterprise. Commercial artists aren't necessarily held in high regard as they're often charged with tasks like devising nondescript images to hang in the food consumption areas of fast food...
| Sep 1, 2012
| 1:48 PM
No American ever envisioned the U.S. Capitol building as a hospital.
Wounded Union soldiers from the Battle of Second Manassas occupied the Rotunda and halls of the Senate and House. Seats formerly used by senators from the South — men...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 2:03 PM
Dr. William Allan Dear Jr., an internist and former head of the division of nuclear medicine at Mercy Medical Center who also was a practicing magician, died July 20 of heart disease at Union Memorial Hospital.
The longtime Guilford resident was 80.
| Jul 24, 2012
| 2:56 PM
Richard Lelonek Sr., a retired railroad office worker and veteran Belair-Edison community activist, died July 21 at Maryland Shock Trauma Center of internal injuries related to an auto accident. He was 86 and lived in Northeast Baltimore.
| May 8, 2012
| 8:34 AM
When Augustus Schwatka launched his blacksmithing shop on West Saratoga Street in 1810, the War of 1812 was on the horizon, locomotives were not yet a transportation option and slavery was thriving.
Two centuries have passed since then, but you can still...
| May 4, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Living in Somerset Borough, I usually hear the train whistle once or twice a day. Boy, does that bring back memories from the 1950s and 1960s.
How I remember the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. The train station on South Center Avenue was buzzing with...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 12:33 PM
An initiative to restore and redevelop the 19th century Baltimore and Ohio Railroad’s roundhouse and shops in Martinsburg has gained more steam in the last few weeks.
A federal grant awarded in 2006 for improvements to the 13.6-acre industrial...
| Mar 19, 2012
Former railway could be used for commuter service
To the editor:
I see that fourth on the City of Hagerstown’s list of transportation priorities is the recreational trail following the old rail right-of-way from Hagerstown to Weverton. I think...