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Located in southeastern Harford County, Edgewood was established in the mid-1800s as a small village around a train station. It remained small until 1917, when the government took over thousands of acres to create the Edgewood Arsenal military complex. Thousands came to build the arsenal on land previously known for having fertile farms, gentlemen's waterfowl hunting clubs, and one of the earliest meeting places for Methodists in America. World War II brought an even greater increase in military personnel and civilians. Later, numerous housing developments replaced obsolete off-post government buildings. The creation of Route 40 through Edgewood in 1939 and 1940 and the Edgewood exit on Interstate I-95 in 1963 brought travelers and spurred new business.
ISBN: 9780738592794
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Maryland
Series: Images of America
Images: 228
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
In 2009, Joseph F. Murray began a quest to uncover and preserve the history of Edgewood for his granddaughters. His daughter Amy L. Stuempfle and her father-in-law, Arthur K. Stuempfle, both Edgewood residents, readily joined him. Using the best images graciously provided by local residents and the local US Army historian and original photographs from a long defunct newspaper, Edgewood is a pictorial mosaic of the community and its attractions from the earliest days through the 1970s.
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