With its roots as a small community known as Log Town in the 1750s, agriculture was the way of life for people in Gaithersburg. Today most of the farmland has been developed into shopping centers, businesses and housing developments. With growth, Gaithersburg has become a center of science and technology in the United States.
New from Arcadia Publishing is Gaithersburg, by local author and historian Shaun Curtis. Gaithersburg is part of Arcadia’s popular Then & Now series which offers a special view of American life, placing historical images side by side with contemporary photographs to chronicle the area’s past.
The author hopes his work “will inspire a new found interest in local history and a greater sense of community in many Gaithersburg residents, as well as bring back fond memories to others.”
Highlights of Gaithersburg:
• What started as a small website (www.shauncurtis.com) has resulted in the publication of this book
• Includes many old popular Gaithersburg landmarks – the Shady Grove Music Fair, the Gaither Theater and the Washingtonian Motel
• Illustrates how Gaithersburg has developed from an agricultural powerhouse into a science and technology powerhouse
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at www.arcadiapublishing.com or 888.313.2665.
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