A Modern Madhouse: An Inspection Report

The Philadelphia Medical Journal, November 12, 1898 About thirty miles from Baltimore a little off from the main line of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, on the undulating land bordering the valley of the Patapsco, lies one of the historic demesnes of the State of Maryland. The manor house built in the classic simplicity of the […]

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Happy Keeney dies at 81; barber, mayor

The News, Frederick, MD November 29, 1982 Mr. Leroy Sinclair “Happy” Keeney, 81, Sykesville, died Sunday, Nov. 28, at the Frederick Memorial Hospital. He had been a guest at the Citizens Nursing Home for the past several months. in Frederick, he was the son of the late Ulysses and Daisey Keeney. His wife, Mrs. Hilda […]

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Death of an Old and Esteemed Citizen — George Patterson

The Democratic Advocate of Westminster, Maryland November 18, 1869 Mr. George Patterson, an esteemed citizen of Carroll county, died on Friday, at his residence, Springfield, near Sykesville. The deceased was the youngest son of the late Wm. Patterson, well known in Baltimore, and who was possessed of a large amount of real estate in this city. […]

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Overcrowded and Understaffed, but Springfield Hospital Is Doing “Remarkable Job”

August 1, 1968 By Carolyn H. Nord Recently Springfield State Hospital has received some harsh and misleading publicity as to how the nurses and doctors care for patients at this local institution. Staff members object to the attitudes and impressions given by one of the large daily papers in particular. Director of nursing Richard Bolin […]

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B & O Train Station, Sykesville, Maryland

The Democratic Advocate of Westminster, MD September 27, 1884 The new Baltimore & Ohio depot at Sykesville, just finished and occupied, is the finest structure of its kind on the line of the road outside of Baltimore City. It is 90 ft. long and 28 ft. wide. Twenty six ft. in the center is two […]

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Sykesville Is a City

The Democratic Advocate of Westminster, MD May 14, 1904 Sykesville is now a city. It has its City Fathers and is prepared to join the great procession — New York, Chicago and all the rest. Because it is as yet, rather small, there is no reason why it should not become a bright and shining […]

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Sykesville Awakening

The Democratic Advocate, Westminster, MD March 3, 1904 Sykesville wants to be Incorporated and Introduce Water to Protect Property There will be a meeting at Sykesville this Saturday afternoon, at 3 o’clock, at the Lyceum in the interest of incorporating the town. There is now an opportunity to get water protection from fire at the […]

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Midnight Alarm at Mellor Home

July 23, 1914 A Frog Hunt That Had A Thrilling Sequel for Two People Mr. J. Brooke Mellor, several of the town boys and Archie and Charles Mellor, who are visiting for the Summer, went out after frogs the other night, and thereby hangs a tale–not the tail of a frog nor of a pollywog, […]

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New Well Blown at State Hospital

Louis P. Schultz, Sykesville’s expert well driller, has just completed his fourth well for Springfield State Hospital and Wednesday the well was blown and tested and is nearly ready to hook up with the others that supply the big institution with the purest water. The well is 504 feet deep and most of the way […]

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Once a Slave

March 19, 1914 Death of Uncle John Burgess, Aged 99 Years John Burgess, the oldest and most respected old colored man in Howard County, died on Wednesday last at his home near Glenelg, aged 99 years, from the infirmities of age. He was born near Clarsksville, and was a slave in the family of the […]

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Governor Ignores Sykesville’s Claim

February 19, 1914 No Resident Member of Hospital Board of Managers —– Beasman’s Successor from Baltimore —— It is a matter of genuine regret that Governor Goldsborough did not see fit to appoint a resident member of the Board of Managers for the Springfield State Hospital in place of former Senator Beasman, whose four-year term […]

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E. M. Mellor Urged for Hospital Board

February 12, 1914 Governor Will Probably Name Republican to Succeed Former Senator Beasman —– Would Be Excellent Appointment —– One of the important places to be filled by Governor Goldsborough in the near future is a vacancy on the Board of Managers of the Springfield State Hospital — that is, the term of Former Senator […]

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For Springfield Hospital

February 12, 1914 Senator Campbell, of Baltimore county, has introduced a bill providing $140,000 for additional buildings at the Springfield Hospital at Sykesville.

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Visit to the Hospital

February 12, 1914 On Friday this week committees of the State Senate and House of Delegates will visit Springfield Hospital here. A special train will leave Annapolis at 11 o’clock a.m. and Camden Station, Baltimore, at 12 a.m. The committees will inspect the Hospital with a special view of reporting regarding the proposed $140,000 for […]

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For the Insane

February 12, 1914 A third insane hospital loan is proposed by Senator Campbell, who introduced a bill providing for an appropriation of $800,000, the money to be distributed as follows: $140,000 for additional buildings at the Springfield Hospital at Sykesville. $120,000 for additional buildings at Spring Grove at Catonsville. $140,000 for additional buildings at the […]

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