The name Cabin John is steeped in mystery and legends about lost lovers, ghosts, pirates and buried treasure. Early land records cite Captain John's Run, now Cabin John Creek. Did Captain John Smith's journeys along the Potomac River in 1608 take him to an area later named perhaps after him? The Union Arch Bridge, known today as the Cabin John Bridge, was built during the Civil War and carries the aqueduct that gives Washington,D.C. its public water. Never before published photos show the grandeur of the Cabin John Bridge Hotel, a resort destination in the 1890s and early 1900s.
Never before published photographs display the history and beauty of Potomac, Maryand. Located in Montgomery County, Potomac is close to Washington, D.C., and many notables from the past and present, including political figures and celebrities, have made the area their home. The Civil War and its aftermath left its mark on Offutts X Roads, the early name of Potomac. This pictorial history book tells the story of the 1867 gold rush, Tommyknocker ghosts, and the mining that continued until 1940. The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park borders Potomac with the wonder of Great Falls and historic lock tender houses. Rare photographs highlight the celebrated Potomac Hunt. Potomac still has quiet country roads and estate homes interspersed among new neighborhoods and modern shopping.
The book Lilly Stone tells the story of a woman who changed the landscape of business and culture in the rural countryside near the Nation's Capital. Born during the Civil War, she died during the Cold War. At the stage of life when most people retire, Lilly was not only doing men's work but she was running an industry of men's work. She founded Stoneyhurst quarries and, while operating the quarry, she inspired the first flag for the county and founded the Montgomery County Historical Society. Letters to Lilly from her son detail World War I. Remarkably, World War II brings German POWs to work at her quarry. With accomplishments in business and a passion for preserving history, Lilly Stone made history herself.
Get a Life, Try This!
What are the needs of managers and employees, in business or public sector, when faced with challenges? Today, a storm of challenges tests the strength of employees. A pandemic, an economic free fall, and hurricane season is just beginning. Working for government presents even more stress as leaders and priorities can change with every election. This book, based on columns and a blog by Judith Welles for a technology magazine, gives expert views and "try this" tips to help you get ahead and get a life at work.