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Never-before-published photographs display the history and beauty of picturesque Potomac, Maryland. Many of the images have been donated from Montgomery History and private collections. Located in Montgomery County, Potomac is close to Washington, DC, and many notables from the past and present, including political figures and celebrities, have made the area their home. The Civil War and its aftermath left its mark on Offutts Crossroads, the early name of Potomac. The book tells the story of the 1865 gold rush and the mining that continued until 1940. The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park borders Potomac with the wonder of Great Falls and historic lock tender houses. Rare photographs highlight the celebrated Potomac Hunt. Potomac still has quiet country roads and estate homes interspersed among new neighborhoods and modern shopping. Like its historic past, present-day Potomac Village is the area’s commercial hub, with multiple banks, grocery stores, shops, and restaurants.
ISBN: 9781467104364
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Maryland
Series: Images of America
Images: 220
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Judith Welles is a writer and former journalist who has authored local history books about the area in which she lives, including Cabin John: Legends and Life of an Uncommon Place. She has been a speechwriter for US Cabinet members and communications manager for federal agencies and major corporations.
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