Frederick County Revisited

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Established in 1748, Frederick County's fascinating heritage was shaped by agricultural, commercial, and industrial prosperity; the opening of routes west by wagon, water, and rail; Civil War battles and intrigue; and the nurturing of education and religion. This second volume includes historic images of a raging flood in Point of Rocks and a devastating Frederick barn fire. It shows thethumbprints of pivotal national events in photographs like those of a German POW camp in Frederick. It glimpses into more personal moments in time as well: two young friends clowning around on arooftop in 1930, students studying in their 19th century classroom, and the Colored Order of the Knights of Pythias gathering for a convention in 1925. Also featured are personalities like U.S. senator Charles "Mac" Mathias, musician Bion Firestone, and "Uncle Billy" Hilton, the "pretzel man," along with sports teams, students, congregations, organizations, and businesses that make up who we are and what we have become as a community.
ISBN: 9780738552583
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Maryland
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
The images in this volume, like the first, were selected from the archive of the Historical Society of Frederick County, which is in its second century of service. The society preserves and shares the community's heritage through its museum, research library, Roger Brooke Taney House, numerous educational programs, and publications such as this.
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