“Dayhoff: A German POW camp was located on site of Wakefield Valley golf course during WWII”










Dayhoff: A German POW camp was located on site of Wakefield Valley golf course during WWIIhttp://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2017/01/dayhoff-german-pow-camp-was-located-on.html

The idea of building houses in Wakefield Valley has been the topic of debate in our community since the 1960s.

“Time Flies,” by Kevin E. Dayhoff January 13, 2017

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As far back as 1960s, the idea of building houses in Wakefield Valley has been the topic of divisive and acrimonious debate in our community. Especially since the sprawling development, currently located in the valley, sits on what was once the location of some Carroll County’s best farmland. The current houses next to the proposed 53-house development were built many years ago in spite of bitter opposition from the local community.

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“Dayhoff: A German POW camp was located on the Wakefield Valley Golf Course during WWII.” Sunday, January 15, 2017 Time Flies, by Kevin Dayhoff,

This coming Tuesday, January 17, the use of German POWs to do farm work in Carroll County during World War II, will be the topic of the Historical Society of Carroll County’s popular Box Lunch Talk series.

“During World War II, American farms and factories faced a labor shortage. One little- known solution to the problem was the use of German prisoners of war,” according to Historical Society.

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As an aside, this same golf course property is currently in the news. Recently several folks have asked about the background to the current discussions about a recent proposal to build 53 houses on a portion of the now defunct Wakefield Valley Golf Course.

Read much more here: http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/columnists/features/history/ph-cc-dayhoff-011517-20170113-column.html

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The struggle with the constantly changing links and changes with the Baltimore Sun – and the Carroll County Times is real – and at times, quite frustrating.

From June 2004 to October 2016, I worked for the Baltimore Sun. Those columns may be found here: Baltimore Sun Carroll Eagle: http://tinyurl.com/KED-Sun. Beginning on October 9, 2016, I was transferred to the Carroll County Times. These articles may be found here: Carroll County Times: www.tinyurl.com/KED-CCT

This link for my story on “Dayhoff: A German POW camp was located on site of Wakefield Valley golf course during WWII,” may be found here: http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/columnists/features/history/ph-cc-dayhoff-011517-20170113-column.html

Dayhoff: A German POW camp was located on site of Wakefield Valley golf course during WWII

As of this morning, before the Box Lunch Talk today at noon at Grace Hall in Grace Lutheran Church, in Westminster – the link worked. Just saying.

The Box lunch Talk was well attended. 150 folks came to hear an excellent and insightful presentation by Jim Shriver. Another great program by the Historical Society of Carroll County.

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http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2017/01/dayhoff-german-pow-camp-was-located-on.html

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Historical Society of Carroll County Box Lunch Talk by Jim Shriver: “German POWs in Carroll County during World War II,” Jan. 17, 2017 http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2017/01/dayhoff-german-pow-camp-was-located-on.html


Historical Society of Carroll County Box Lunch Talk by Jim Shriver: “German POWs in Carroll County during World War II,” Jan. 17, 2017 at Grace Hall in Grace Lutheran Church in Westminster. The Box lunch Talk was well attended. 150 folks came to hear an excellent and insightful presentation by Jim Shriver. Another great program by the Historical Society of Carroll Co., Md.

Historical Society of Carroll Co Bx Lunch Talk by Jim Shriver: “German POWs in Carroll Co during WWII,” 17Jan2017 http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2017/01/dayhoff-german-pow-camp-was-located-on.html

The legend of Santa Claus and the nine reindeer by Kevin Dayhoff

The legend of Santa Claus and the nine reindeer by Kevin Dayhoff Merry
Christmas.
http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/columnists/features/history/ph-cc-dayhoff-122516-20161223-column.html

The tradition that Santa Claus, or Father Christmas as he is known in
England, traveled through the night in a sleigh pulled by eight reindeer is
thought to be a Scandinavian myth.

We got the ninth reindeer, Rudolf, from the department store, Montgomery
Ward. The character first appeared in a 1939 publication by Robert L. May,
which was marketed by Montgomery Ward. According to many sources, including
a December 25, 2013 story on "Morning Edition," on NPR, the author
considered the name 'Reginald' or 'Rollo,' before settling upon the name
Rudolf...
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USMC Barbie and Ken dolls

USMC Barbie and Ken dolls - - I got the best Christmas present ever from my
brother-in-law and sister-in-law, both retired US Army Colonels, and Liz,
an awesome neice; who gave me a vintage 1991 Barbie and Ken doll, still in
the original box, complete with a Good Conduct Medal, and Desert Storm
participation medal. "Sergeants Barbie and Ken serve their country with
spirit and pride as they follow the United States Marine Corps motto Semper
Fidelis (Always Faithful.)" 25Dec2016
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