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In 1890, One of the 252 Civil War veterans still living in Montgomery County was Elias Price. The Department of Census interviewed Price and other Civil War veterans living in the county, recording critical details including which side of the war …
With only the Potomac River between Montgomery County and the Confederate South, Seneca Mills residents were always close to impending troop activity.
At the beginning of the war, the Seneca Mill community was worthy of consideration by the Uni…
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Baltimore's Original Deep Water Port
Feisty, independent Fells Point was annexed by Baltimore in 1773. Despite the loss of its political independence, it has stayed true to its working class, maritime roo…
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Three years after the death of his father, Charles Baltimore Calvert married Eleanor Mackubin (November 11, 1867). On the 203-acre portion of Riversdale that Charles inherited, the young couple built a farm they called MacAlpine, after the Mackubi…
Aeronautical engineer Henry Berliner (1895-1970) founded the Engineering Research Corporation (ERCO) in 1930 and built its research and production facility just east of here in 1937. The company specialized in the design and production of a small,…
You are standing near the remains of a 19th century icehouse.
What is an icehouse? An icehouse is an underground facility designed to store ice during times of year when it is not easily available. Icehouses use the natural insulating qualities …
The Civil War (1861-1865) transformed Washington, DC, from a quiet southern town to a constantly expanding metropolis fueled by a growing federal bureaucracy and the many businesses that benefited from the wealth and markets that the nation's capi…
Much of the area around you — some 1500 acres — was part of Riversdale, a plantation founded in 1801 by an aristocratic Belgian family — the Stiers — who had escaped the terror of the French Revolution and subsequent Napole…
"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…