Somerset: One Hundred Years a Town

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Meet the people of the town of Somerset as they celebrate their centennial. This tree-lined oasis of 440 homes set between the high-rise commercial districts of Friendship Heights and Bethesda retains many small-town characteristics from its past. Vintage photographs bring to life the prominent scientists who purchased a parcel of land called Somerset Heights in 1890 and their efforts to build a town. The history of this trolley suburb is chronicled in images of the town's mayors, beginning with agricultural scientist Dr. Charles A. Crampton in 1906; the townspeople and their families; and great American home architecture. Children who attend the Somerset Elementary School still sled and trick-or-treat along Cumberland Avenue as kids have done for a century. Many swim for the successful Dolphins swim team, now 25 years old.
ISBN: 9780738541815
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Maryland
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Lesley Anne Simmons, a Somerset resident for 11 years, is a member of the town council, chairs its history committee, and has lectured and written extensively about the town.
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