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The City of Hagerstown, the Hagerstown-Washington County Conventional and Visitors Bureau and the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area were recognized Jan. 31 at a Maryland Historical Trust awards ceremony at the Governor Calvert Ballroom in Annapolis....
The line that separates “historic” from “blighted” is often too fine to discern. Historic buildings are only of value if someone with tremendously deep pockets can be found to breathe new life into them, and without such a patron...
email@example.comWhile construction of the new Washington County Free Library is nearing completion, an unknown factor of the overall project has caught the eye of some City of Hagerstown officials. At the rear of the library site on the corner of South Potomac and...
The Bell Pottery Collection was given to the Washington County Historical Society by Frank W. and Roy V. Mish in honor of Mary Vernon Mish. The first telephone service at the Miller House cost $4.80 a month, and installation cost $6. In August...
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A follow-up: In September 2011, The Herald-Mail printed an inquiry from Eldon Hawbaker of Hagerstown, who wrote that a historical marker along U.S. 40, about a mile west of Conococheague Creek, was rusty, difficult to read and in danger of falling down....
firstname.lastname@example.orgFrom his modern home, it pains Henry Stiles to look a few hundred yards down Reno Monument Road and watch the deterioration of the historic farmhouse where he was raised. The overgrown yard and wild-weed fields around it have alarmed neighbors Tim...
email@example.comIn the mid-1700s, British soldiers on the way to battle might have marched right past the property on the old road crossing South Mountain. A century later, just after a battle nearby, Civil War armies did rush past on the same road, barely 12 paces away...
The Samples Manor Cemetery Committee will start spring cleaning for Easter. The committee asks residents who have placed memorial items such as flowers and statues on the graves of loved ones to remove and collect these items by March 15, or the...
firstname.lastname@example.orgWork to open six lock houses for lodging on the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park — seen as an extraordinary way to give people a taste of life on the old shipping channel — has resulted in an award from the Maryland...
Outside support for bond bill In Congress, members’ funding requests for projects in their districts are “earmarks.” In Annapolis, they’re “bond bills.” Lawmakers generally ask for money only for counties they...
Edwards gets Kennedy Award State Sen. George C. Edwards, R-Garrett/Allegany/Washington, on Wednesday received the Thomas Kennedy Award, which goes to a former delegate for “personal courage and dedication to the principles of liberty and freedom.&...
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