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A Real Field of Dreams Marker image, Touch for more information
By Allen C. Browne, July 10, 2016
A Real Field of Dreams Marker
Maryland (Montgomery County), Clarksburg — A Real Field of Dreams
James “Jim” Wims, who acquired this land in 1919 operated a farm with an orchard on this land. In an effort to provide a local place for his children to play ball, Jim took acrage out of crop production and converted it into the . . . — Map (db m95723) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Clarksburg — Archaeology at Dowden's Ordinary
Artifacts from the Site Tell the Story The Dowden's Ordinary site tells archaeologists use the tools of historical archaeology to uncover rural tavern life in Montgomery County. Historical records indicated when the tavern was built, who . . . — Map (db m69741) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Clarksburg — Dowdens Ordinary
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Maryland (Montgomery County), Clarksburg — Dowden's Ordinary: A French & Indian War Site
On April 15, 1755 a British seaman wrote in his diary: On the 15th: Marched at 5 in our way to one Dowden's, a Publichouse ... and encamped upon very bad ground on the side of a hill. We got our tents pitched by dark when the wind shifted . . . — Map (db m43676) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Clarksburg — Dowden's Ordinary: The Elephant Comes to Clarksburg
"This elephant, a female, is ten Years old, 8 feet 6 inches high. Her tusks have been broken off, but are growing again, having lengthened about an inch in the last 3 Months. . . . She takes a whip and cracks it, eats 2 Bushels of corn in [sic] the . . . — Map (db m50927) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Clarksburg — Our Daily Bread The Hyattstown Mill
In operation since 1798, Hyattstown Mill was known for its “fine stone-ground white and yellow cornmeal." Destroyed by fire in 1918, the new mill was quickly rebuilt on the old foundation and remained a crucial local business until the . . . — Map (db m99498) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Clarksburg — Tavern Life at Dowden's Ordinary
The Role Of Taverns In early America, taverns or "ordinaries" offered food and shelter. both for travelers and their horses. The term "ordinary" originally applied to a tavern meal regulary offered at a fixed price, but later designated the . . . — Map (db m43873) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Clarksburg — Welcome to Froggy Hollow
This area was named in honor of the large and loud frog population around Little Bennett Creek. Before Kingsley School was built, white children living on nearby. were sent to neighboring community schools. With no bus transportation, students had . . . — Map (db m95137) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Clarksburg — Women on the Homefront in Montgomery County 1861 – 1865
During the Civil War, most women attempted to live “normally,” maintaining homes, attending to children, and even taking over traditional male responsibilities on the farm. Yet the war brought severe hardships to most absent family men, . . . — Map (db m90435) HM

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