| Nov 7, 2013
| 3:05 AM
50 Years Ago
Wanted: Links to the past
In an article about a committee soliciting historical information and material, readers are reminded of the link between Catonsville and the Howard County area. Catonsville came to life because of Charles...
| May 10, 2013
| 4:55 AM
A neglected 19th-century Baltimore artist gets some 21st-century recognition in an exhibit at the Walters Art Museum. "New Eyes on America: The Genius of Richard Caton Woodville" includes all 16 of his surviving paintings, some of his drawings and...
| May 28, 2012
| 12:25 PM
"Today is a somber day of reflection," reminded Havre de Grace Mayor Wayne Dougherty on Monday morning, standing before a crowd assembled at Millard Tydings Memorial Park for the city's annual Memorial Day observance.
Dougherty and city other officials...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 8:00 AM
For decades, finding Spanish-language books in the U.S. was like tilting at windmills.
Booksellers stocked few titles in the language of Cervantes, and those they carried came at a hefty premium. A paperback copy of "Don Quijote" in the original Spanish...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 4:32 PM
In the past few years, in the wake of the Latino impact on the 2012 presidential election, and with heated immigration discussions, the effect of the Latino population on America has been put more toward the forefront of people’s consciousness....
| Sep 13, 2013
| 11:30 AM
When Jeff Bieber was growing up as "a Jewish kid from Queens," his awareness of Mexican American border culture largely consisted of owning a Davy Crockett coonskin cap.
"I suppose you knew about the Alamo, but the word 'Tejano,' I had no clue," says...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 4:15 PM
Somerset resident Capt. Gratian Yatsevitch (USAR ret.) walked Wednesday pensively on Howe Avenue in Gettysburg.
One hundred and fifty years ago that was his great-grandfather’s encampment on the bloody battlefield. Yatsevitch is a direct...
| May 24, 2013
| 9:47 AM
Including the American Revolution, the United States has participated in 12 major wars since the republic was founded. All but two were photographed. (The Mexican-American War of 1846-48 was the first to be documented with cameras, but just a few pictures...
| May 16, 2013
| 9:30 AM
He had never been in the smoky, confusing haze of gunfire. Never watched helplessly as strong young men fell dead in front of him. Until the Battle of Antietam, William Reichard didn't know war.
Reichard, barely 20, left Allentown in the summer of...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 11:09 PM
A misnomer about Cinco de Mayo is that it's Mexican Independence Day. It's not.
"Mexican Independence Day is Sept. 16, " said Juan Gonzalez, a Spanish professor at Northern State University.
Cinco de Mayo -- May 5 in Spanish -- marks the date in...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 4:38 PM
On a small stage near a country church that witnessed some of the bloodiest fighting in American history, a U.S. Army general told several hundred people the story of a 15-year-old private who received the nation’s highest military honor during...