Everything from Bags of Flour to the President's Shoes

Everything from Bags of Flour to the President's Shoes (HM1IZV)

Location: Taneytown, MD 21787 Carroll County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 39.472', W 77° 10.463'

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The arrival of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company in 1871 placed the town's merchants and farmers in an advantageous economic situation. Edward Reindollar expanded a grain elevator by including a steam flour mill in 1892, while Edward Zepp set up a photography studio in the Central Hotel in 1903.
Taneytown's industry continued to grow during the 1920S and 1930S with several new factories. The Blue Ridge Rubber Plant opened in 1936, but a fire destroyed it in 1942. The plant was rebuilt and renamed the Cambridge Rubber Company. This successful business was best known for its rubber-soled shoes.
"Taneytown does a large business in grain, hay, coal, lumber, phosphates &c. Besides the stores generally kept in villages of its size, it has three cigar factories, a carriage maker shop, two warehouses and a steam flour mill ..." — Dr. Clotworthy Birnie, The Carroll Record, 1894
Placed ByThe Maryland State Highway Administration
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Date Added Sunday, February 1st, 2015 at 9:02am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 313463 N 4392044
Decimal Degrees39.65786667, -77.17438333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 39.472', W 77° 10.463'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 39' 28.32" N, 77° 10' 27.78" W
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Area Code(s)410, 301, 443
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 120-136 MD-140, Taneytown MD 21787, US
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