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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMP40_ellicotts-mills_Ellicott-City-MD.html
By the 1850s, a prosperous community was located here around the Ellicott family gristmills and ironworks established in the 1770s. When the Civil War began in 1861, the town's population exceeded 2,000. Although the mill workers and merchants of …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMJZT_b-o-railroad-station_Ellicott-City-MD.html
One of the first railroads in the country, constructed in 1830 of wooden rails that carried horse-drawn cars, extended from Baltimore to Ellicott's Mills. This station was built the next year, and soon steel rails replaced wooden ones as the Balti…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMEUJ_savage-mill_Laurel-MD.html
The mill town of Savage served a vital need for the United States Army after the Civil War began in 1861. William Baldwin who had purchased the mills in 1859 manufactured canvas for cannon covers and tents. Although cotton was in short supply, Bal…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMDK8_ellicott-city-volunteer-fire-department_Ellicott-City-MD.html
Headquarters of Howard County Fireman's AssociationIncorporated 1927· · · Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works Project No MD 100-F· · · SponsorsBoard of CommissionersHoward County, Maryland&mid…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMDI6_the-little-patuxent-river_Columbia-MD.html
River Facts * The Little Patuxent River begins in Howard County near Alpha Ridge.* It is joined by the Middle Patuxent River near Savage.* It continues south to join the Patuxent River near Crofton in Anne Arundel County.* The total length of t…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMDI3_the-granite-quarries_Columbia-MD.html
Granite was quarried in the Guilford area beginning in the 1830s and continuing until 1925 - a span of almost a century. As the nearby cities of Baltimore and Washington expanded, there was a need for quality building stone for structures and monu…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMDI1_the-patuxent-branch-of-the-b-o-railroad_Columbia-MD.html
[picture of steam locomotive] Steam locomotive. A small saddle-tanker locomotive pushed and pulled freight cars around in the quarry, and hauled heavy loads of granite to the main line of the railroad. The saddle-tanker had a water tank that strad…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMDI0_the-pratt-through-truss-bridge_Columbia-MD.html
History: Railroad expansion in the 19th century required strong, dependable bridges to carry trains over ravines and rivers. Early bridges were built of stone that was sturdy but expensive. Timber bridges often had to be replaced as wood weathered…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMD3G_the-town-of-guilford_Columbia-MD.html
The Town of Guilford History Once, a thriving community prospered here along the banks of the Little Patuxent River. Guilford was a center for milling, quarrying, and cotton=cloth production in the late 18th through the early 20th centuries…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMCZ3_historic-savage-mill_Savage-MD.html
The Mill "race" was filled with water from a point about a mile upstream where it converged with the Little Patuxent River at a wooden dam. The dam was destroyed in the early 1950's. The water originally went directly through the "OLD WEAVE" bu…
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