Montgomery County

Montgomery County

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by Michael Dwyer
     
 

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Nicknamed the "Gateway to the Nation's Capital," Montgomery County is home to a number of federal agencies and a highly educated and affluent population that has grown increasingly diverse in recent years. Established in 1776, Montgomery County now consists of urban centers like Bethesda and Silver Spring; suburban neighborhoods like Wheaton, Germantown, and Potomac;

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Nicknamed the "Gateway to the Nation's Capital," Montgomery County is home to a number of federal agencies and a highly educated and affluent population that has grown increasingly diverse in recent years. Established in 1776, Montgomery County now consists of urban centers like Bethesda and Silver Spring; suburban neighborhoods like Wheaton, Germantown, and Potomac; and scenic rolling farmland interspersed with historic villages, like Brookeville and Barnesville. An additional 50,000 acres of federal, state, and county parkland provide numerous recreational opportunities for its residents.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439633496
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
07/12/2006
Series:
Images of America Series
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
File size:
70 MB
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Meet the Author

Author Michael Dwyer is a lifelong resident of the county who has always been intrigued by its history and historic sites. As the first historian hired by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission more than 30 years ago, he conducted a comprehensive survey of historic resources during the early to mid-1970s. The introductory chapters present a rare visual record of Montgomery County's early development, while Dwyer's photographs document changes that the county has experienced, particularly the transition from its rural past. Despite the loss of a number of these landmarks, many still remain due to citizens' protective interest in their unique county.

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Montgomery County, Maryland (Images of America Series) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Masterful photography by a premier regional historian. It doesnt get any better than this for a book of this genre. Without the documentary photos taken by the author of probably several thousand sites over the last 35+ years and the detailed knowledge of each site much of our heritage would have been lost. The photos are classic, often iconic, images of our heritage.