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Mary Ann Ashcraft

Mary Ann Ashcraft is an amateur historian and volunteer at the Historical Society of Carroll County. She has a BA in biology from Wilson College, Chambersburg, PA.
Carroll Yesteryears: Summer options in the late-1800s included popular camp meetings in Linwood

Today it is hard to believe that more than 6,000 people sometimes attended the very popular camp meetings at Linwood, a village on the Western Maryland Railroad between New Windsor and Union Bridge.

Carroll Yesteryears: Local newspapers reported on dire circumstances in post-Civil War South

In spite of many deaths and serious injuries suffered by local men who fought for both the Union and Confederacy, Carroll fared better than the South — better even than Frederick or Washington counties to our west.

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