Remembering Ellicott City: Stories from the Patapsco River Valley

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Abolitionists, Patriots and innovators have all carved indelible marks on the granite crags of Ellicott City. With wit and determination, they established a tightly knit community that has thrived upon the rocky banks of the Patapsco River for over two hundred years. Janet Kusterer and Victoria Goeller bring together a fascinating history of their beloved city with colorful firsthand accounts by local residents. These beguiling vignettes paint the portrait of a city and its people, from early African American inventor and author Benjamin Banneker to the "Crime Stopper Bunny." Catch a glimpse of a community that is fiercely proud of its history as Kusterer and Goeller invite their readers into the heart of historic Ellicott City.
ISBN: 9781596295711
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Maryland
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 41
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Janet Kusterer is an Ellicott City local and author of Arcadia's Ellicott City: Then and Now. She has also written pieces on the community as a feature writer and columnist for the local newspaper, The View from Ellicott City. Additionally, she serves as the executive director and former president of Historic Ellicott City, Inc. She is also a board member of the Ellicott City Restoration Foundation and a member of Howard County Historical Society. Victoria Goeller coauthored Ellicott City: Now and Then. She serves as a board member of Historic Ellicott City, Inc. and the Ellicott City Restoration Foundation. She is also a member of the Howard County Historical Society, the Howard County Conservancy, Preservation Howard County and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.