Requests for Santa

For me, it’s so interesting to see what presents children wanted from Santa in years past. This time, we go back more than 100 years to 1915 Frederick County to read letters for Santa printed in The News: "Dear Old Santa Claus: I have been a good little boy all summer and I think I... Continue Reading →

1915 Independence Day Patriotism

On July 4, 1915, The Baltimore Sun ran a piece from the general committee of the Safe and Sane Celebration of the Fourth. Signed by chairman Bushrod M. Watts and secretary John Daniels, it encouraged folks to “display the American flag and colors as fully and effectively as possible” on Sunday, July 4 and Monday,... Continue Reading →

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