Frederick County Characters: Innovators, Pioneers and Patriots of Western Maryland

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Since its founding in 1748, Frederick County has been home to some of the nation's most celebrated and dynamic historical figures. The quaint towns and farmlands with their serene mountain vistas of the Catoctin Ridge have played host to the likes of the famed Francis Scott Key and Thomas Stone, one of Maryland's signers of the Declaration of Independence. Later, Dr. John Tyler--Frederick's pioneering oculist--established his practice on the town's West Church Street and performed the first cataract operation in the region. Burkittsville's Outerbridge Horsey gained fame by producing over ten thousand barrels a year of America's finest rye whiskey from his warehouse distillery. In the twentieth century, beloved local educator Emily Johnson helped cultivate generations of young minds. With this collection of the best of his articles from "Frederick Magazine," local author John W. Ashbury profiles the most remarkable and fascinating figures in the history of Frederick County.
ISBN: 9781626192669
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Maryland
Images: 58
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
John W. Ashbury is a contributing history columnist for Frederick Magazine and a member of the Historical Society of Frederick County. He has written for The Glade Times & Mountain Mirror in Walkersville, Maryland, and The Gazette Newspapers of Frederick County. He is a volunteer with the Francis Scott Key Association and lives in Thurmont, Maryland. Christopher Haugh is a documentary filmmaker and the Scenic Byways and Special Projects Manager for the Tourism Council of Frederick County. Haugh is the producer for Up from the Meadows: History of African Americans in Frederick County, Maryland.
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