Halloween Mischief Gone Too Far

It seems as though some youth took the Halloween pranks a little too far in Westminster (Carroll County) in 1881. The Democratic Advocate outlined some of the damage caused — and possible consequences — for those responsible. “Breaking window-panes, daubing houses with mud, tearing away and breaking doorsteps and yard gates and fences, throwing corn... Continue Reading →

Halloween in the 1800s

Apples, burned nuts and cabbage stalks. Learn how Baltimore celebrated Halloween in the 1800s: “Tonight is All Hallowe’en, dedicated formerly by lads and lassies to lovers’ games and charms, but now degenerated into the ringing of door-bells and the hanging of cabbage stalks on door-knobs and other impish tricks by mischievous boys. The scarcity of... Continue Reading →

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