I’ve posted many of my history articles to this blog. Many of them come from my newspaper column, “Looking Back.” Beginning in the middle of next month, I’ll be adding the Gettysburg Times to the newspapers to the ones that run my column. It will be the fourth newspaper that runs my column. The others are: The Cumberland Times-News in Maryland, the Chambersburg Public Opinion in Pennsylvania and the Catoctin Banner in Maryland.
Though “Looking Back” is a column in multiple newspapers, it isn’t syndicated. It is unique to the newspaper in which it runs. I get to dig through old newspapers and find forgotten or little-known stories in Maryland and Pennsylvania. I find them interesting whether they are simple slice-of-life or a murder mystery.
So pretty soon you’ll be able read about some of the interesting goings-on in Adams County, Pennsylvania, that aren’t necessarily connected to the Battle of Gettysburg. Some of the stories I’m looking into for this new column include:
- Racing horses through downtown Gettysburg in 1902
- The end of trolley service in Gettysburg in 1912
- Biglerville, Pa., gets paved roads in 1918
- The WWII POW camp in Gettysburg
- The death of Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Eddie Plank
I hope you all will enjoy the articles and let me know what you think.