1902 Chicken Thievery

In 1902, thieves believed to be from Washington, D.C. came to Montgomery County to steal goods of the feathered kind: “Edgar Cashell, near Rockville, Montgomery county, had 100 chickens on Friday of last week. On Saturday morning he found all had been stolen except one. George W. Day, a neighbor, had 25 taken the same... Continue Reading →

Henry and Christina

My father and I took a field trip last week. We visited Prospect Hill Cemetery in Washington, D.C., to find the grave sites of my great-great grandparents, great-grandparents and great-grand aunt, which we did successfully with the assistance of the cemetery’s very helpful superintendent. Prospect Hill Cemetery is a historic German-American cemetery on North Capitol... Continue Reading →

Time to Fall Back

Early this morning, Maryland and most of the nation turned its clocks back one hour as daylight saving time ended. The act of switching from standard time to daylight saving time was formally introduced in 1918, according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) website. But some areas in the country — and... Continue Reading →

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