Established in 1964 as a planned community, Crofton’s almost 2,000 acres have been colonized and cultivated since the mid-17th century. Its roots can be traced to America’s first planned community—Williamsburg, Virginia.
In a new pictorial history book by local author Janice Fuhrman Booth, over 200 vintage photographs highlight the grand boulevard, curving residential streets, arching trees, country club and easy access to nearby Washington, D.C. and Baltimore that have made Crofton an idyllic setting. This collection of photographs from the mid-19th to the mid-20th century reflects the life and times of the maturing village of Crofton.
Highlights of Crofton:
• Professor Joseph Browne contributed generously of his knowledge and photo collection
• The Anne Arundel Genealogical Society, Kuethe Library, also provided information and material
• Independence Day parades; fairs; bicycle races; pumpkin-design competitions; softball, soccer, and basketball teams; and summer concerts on the Green are all here
• Photographs from private collections as well as from local organizations including churches and clubs
Join Us for a Book Signing Extravaganza!
Crofton Fine Art & Framing Gallery in Gambrills, MD
Friday, August 21, 2009 ~ 5 - 7 pm
Saturday, August 22, 2009 ~ 1 - 3 pm
Sunday, August 23, 2009 ~ noon - 2 pm
*contact Eric Krimmel at 410.721.0011 for more information
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at www.arcadiapublishing.com or
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