Farming in Carroll County

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Carroll County's road signs are a testament to the farm families who settled here. Bollinger, Hoff, Roop, Baugher, Royer, Bushey, and many more are road names that honor those who have produced food for themselves and the nation in times of peace, war, and the Great Depression. In 1917, when the first county agricultural agent arrived, 96.6 percent of the land was held in 3,384 farms. By 1926, Carroll County, Maryland, led the state in corn, swine, and poultry production. It was second in dairy and beef, and it was the world leader in wormseed oil production. A prominent feature of Carroll County's landscape has always been the red barns, and they still are today. The photographs in this book were collected from farm families and historical organizations, portraying a unique insider's view of the history of farm life in Carroll County.
ISBN: 9780738568331
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Maryland
Series: Images of America
Images: 236
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Lyndi McNulty is from a family that has been in Carroll County for more than 200 years. Her great-grandfather owned seven farms in the county. She was a museum curator for 10 years and researched, designed, and installed farm exhibits at three Maryland farm museums. McNulty owns Gizmos Art in Westminster. The royalties from sales of this book will go to support local historical organizations.
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