‘An Impulsive and Needless Act of Mob Violence’

The deplorable actions that took place alongside a desolate country road outside Myersville in July 1924 briefly thrust Frederick County in the national spotlight. Dorothy Grandon, 21, and her friend Mabel Mills had been in Myersville for about a week, calling on a friend. During their stay, there was talk that the young women had... Continue Reading →

1924 Newspaper Ad: ISO ‘Matrimonially Inclined’ Woman

Searching for companionship, in 1924 Emmanuel C. Fink of Lewisdale (Frederick County) put a notice in The News (Frederick) seeking a wife. Fink, a 60-year-old childless widower, was looking for a “matrimonially inclined” woman with whom he could spend the rest of his life. In his notice, Fink explained he was financially stable, made good... Continue Reading →

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