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Kevin Dayhoff

Kevin Dayhoff writes about history and current events for the Carroll County Times. He is a Carroll County native, artist, retired farmer, and former appointed and elected official. Over the years Kevin has written for a number of publications, including the Baltimore Sun, The Advocate, and most recently the Carroll Eagle. In 2009 he won a MDDC Press Association award for editorial critical thinking. He volunteers for the Westminster Vol. Fire Department as the public information office and chaplain. He lives in Westminster with his wife Caroline.
Dayhoff: The scoop on ice cream history to coincide with National Ice Cream Day

In an article in “Countywide News” in 1989, Dean Minnich wrote that one of the Victorian giants of commerce and industry in Carroll County, George W. Albaugh, began his mega-empire around 1870, when at the age of 13, he opened an ice cream stand near his home in Dennings.

Dayhoff: ‘Westminster and The Recreation Problem’ a recurring theme addressed by local newspapers

“Standing committees were formed with the following purposes: a playground for children, prevention of certain kinds of moving pictures, sanitation of Westminster, prevention of cruelty to animals and the encouragement of growing flowers by young people. A year later, the organization had added committees for amusement, fly control, expectoration, old paper, social services and forestry.”

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