Frederick County is the crossroads of American history. Established in 1748, Maryland's largest county boasts some of the major building blocks of our country: the National Road, the C&O Canal, and the B&O Railroad. The images in this volume illustrate the lives of everyday people, from the daily chores on a rural farm to the urbane pastimes of Frederick residents. The camera's lens provides a unique opportunity to look back in time and view a devastating fire in Braddock Heights, see Confederate troops marching to battle through Frederick, and witness the inaugural run of the Frederick & Middletown Railway. Included are places and events that make Frederick County's history distinct yet truly all-American.
|Publisher:||Arcadia Publishing SC|
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About the Author
The Historical Society of Frederick County is pleased to present this glimpse into the county's storied past. Founded in 1892, the Historical Society preserves and shares our community's heritage through its museum, research library, Roger Brooke Taney House, and many public programs. The images in this book were drawn from the Historical Society's own extensive collection.