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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM27UD_george-washington-carver_Laurel-MD.html
"My work, my life, must be in the spirit of a little child seeking only to know the truth and follow it." A man of many visions......George Washington Carver was born a slave in 1860. He earned his Masters Degree from the Iowa State A…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1QE4_baseball-in-the-grove_Laurel-MD.html
Community baseball was played in the Grove as early as 1878. In 1928 a group of African American men formed the Laurel Stars (also called the All-Stars), They, and their predecessor, the Laurel White Sox, played on this site, perhaps as early as 1…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1IY0_laurel-harnessed-the-river-to-power-the-cotton-mill_Laurel-MD.html
Laurel's earliest mill was established on land originally inhabited by Native Americans. The early mills were located on the banks of the Patuxent River at the fall line. Here the River elevation changes and provided an excellent source of water p…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1IXY_laurel-factory-a-mill-town_Laurel-MD.html
In the 1840s the Patuxent Manufacturing Company's President Horace Capron built homes for mill workers like the one occupied since 1996 by the Laurel Museum. The homes originally housed 4 families, each of whom had a separate kitchen in the b…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1I4B_a-little-dam-powers-the-avondale-mill_Laurel-MD.html
The Patuxent River was actually dammed in two places in Laurel to power its mills. In addition to its much larger cousin up stream, The Avondale Mill, downstream from here, was fed by water created by the "Little Dam" located at the foot…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1I2G_water-from-the-dam-powered-the-cotton-mill_Laurel-MD.html
Water flowed from the race to the mill where it originally powered two overshot wheels and later a large Boyden Turbine before flowing back into the river. When water power was unavailable — either because of repairs or low water, the mill h…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1HYT_st-philips-episcopal-church_Laurel-MD.html
St. Philip's Church was built in 1848 through the efforts of Horace and Louisa Snowden Capron and Parishioners. It was probably the first building in Laurel designed by a professional Architect. It houses a bell from St. Paul's Church in Baltimore…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1HYP_laurel-factory_Laurel-MD.html
Laurel was originally called Laurel Factory after the cotton mill that stood where the Laurel Pool is today. The Laurel mill originally manufactured cotton duck, used for sails, tents and the Conestoga Wagons that settled the west. Cotton ramie a…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1HY9_avondale-mill_Laurel-MD.html
The Avondale Mill was built on this site in 1845.Initially a flour mill, it later produced cotton cloth and lace. The building was used to manufacture tractors during WWII. The mill burned in 1991. The site is part of Laurel's Riverfront Park.Site 27
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1HWG_first-united-methodist-church-of-laurel_Laurel-MD.html
Methodists, who organized as a congregation in Laurel in 1840, established the First Church in Laurel in 1842. They occupied two other locations before this edifice was built in 1884. It was enlarged in 1909, 1950, 1962, and 2001. The church lost …
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