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  • 01:08, 17 May 2022 diff hist +8 File:Earth Day 1972.jpegcurrent
  • 01:02, 17 May 2022 diff hist +220 N File:Earth Day 1972.jpegStudents clean what appears to be the music room during the 2nd BHS Earth Day celebration on April 17, 1972. John Schuster on top? (Photo from the 1972 Railroader Yearbook) Category:Smoketown Schools
  • 01:01, 17 May 2022 diff hist +191 N File:Earth Day 1972 Doris Capino.jpegDoris Capino (Class of '76) cleans a classroom on the 2nd BHS Earth Day celebration on April 17, 1972. (Photo from the 1972 Railroader Yearbook) Category:Smoketown Schools current
  • 00:59, 17 May 2022 diff hist +387 N File:Ruth Kline Staples Legion.JPGRuth Kline Staples was honored by the ladies at the Brunswick American Legion Auxillary, Post 96 a few years back when the members posed with her in "Rosie the Riveter" headscarves. Having worked on the railroad in town when the men were away fighting World War II, Mrs. Staples was the last of Brunswick's "Rosie's". (Photo courtesy of American Legion Auxillary, Post 96) current
  • 00:57, 17 May 2022 diff hist +297 N File:SN Katz Frank Miglio.jpegFrank Miglio, longtime manager of the S.& N. Katz jewelry store on the Square Corner Brunswick and city coucilman poses in the doorway. Maybe 1976? This building was destroyed by fire in 1992. (Photo courtesy of the Brunswick History Commission) Category:Smoketown Businesses current
  • 00:54, 17 May 2022 diff hist +594 N File:Wenner Family Reunion 1948.jpegFamily celebration of future Judge William W. Wenner's graduation from St. James School in the Spring of 1948. Not sure if this is in Brunswick, but maybe? Can anyone place it? In the photo are: Front row - Ed Wenner, Ann Wenner (Osteen), Ed's wife Virginia Gregory (Dee) Wenner, Bill's Grandmother Edna Garrott Wenner, Edith Garrott Back row - William W. Wenner, Ted Wenner (son of Ed), Ted’s wife Esther, Katherine Manor, Joseph Kerns, E. Virginia (Patty) Wenner, a Gregory sister, ? (Photo... current
  • 19:14, 14 May 2022 diff hist +497 N File:Hits & Misses 1971-72.jpegSinging around the piano with Mr. Sam Huffer in 1972. Was this the "Hits and Misses"? Standing left to right: Linda Ifert, Mike Hale?, Sheree Childers, ?, Deborah Riggs, Michelle Guyton, Keith Welty, Tim McLane, Buddy Cunningham, Mickey Lynn, Lou Ann Dawson, ? Sitting at the piano: Chester Loy was on guitar siting next to Mr. Huffer Does anyone remember or can decipher what was written on the blackboard? (Photo from the 1972 Railroader Yearbook) Category:Smoketown Music current
  • 19:12, 14 May 2022 diff hist +376 N File:The King & I (2).jpegIn this scene of Sam Huffer's production of "The King and I", the King of Siam (Roger Hatcher) and teacher (Lou Ann Dawson) were prostrated in front of Prince Chulalongkorn and the monks. In back (L-R) David House, Johnny Kitts, David Hamilton, ?, ?, ?, Bill Cauley, Peter Wenner, Drew Hawes, ?, (From the 1972 BHS Yearbook) Category:Smoketown Performance current
  • 19:09, 14 May 2022 diff hist +243 N File:Tim McLane Injury.jpegTim McLane nursing a knee injury suffered while playing basketball during his senior year. The shoes on Timmy and whoever was sitting behind them were so of the times. (From the 1972 BHS Yearbook) Category:Smoketown Sports current
  • 19:07, 14 May 2022 diff hist +460 N File:The King & I Finale.jpegThis appears to have been the finale of "The King and I". It was Sam Huffer's Brunswick High School production from the Spring of 1972. Johnny Kitts (left foreground) was Prince Chulalongkorn. Lou Ann Dawson (center) played the English governess Anna. Linda Ifert was standing in back between Johnny and Lou Ann and to the far right of Lou Ann in white is Sheree Childers (From the 1972 Railroader Yearbook) Category:Smoketown Performance current
  • 19:03, 14 May 2022 diff hist +594 N File:BHS Glee Club 1971-72.jpegThe BHS Glee Club of 1971-72 with Mr. Sam Huffer on piano. Front row: ?, Kim Garrott, Donna Hahn, Nancy Huffer, Louann Dawson, Gail Webber, Kristi Deener, Sandy Reynolds, Eric Koogle, Davey Webber, Keith Welch Second row: Second row: Cindy Williams, ?, Susan Waters, Joan Cook, Joan Williams, ?, ?, Jerry Ebersole Third row: ?, Sharon Loy, Patti Woullard, ?, ?, Christy Ayers, Dena Vanover, Lois Remsburg Fourth row: ?, Sharon Harrison, Debbie Gosnell, Joanna Feaster, Debbie Haller, ?, Linda... current
  • 18:48, 14 May 2022 diff hist +18 File:Potomac River Bridge Aerial View.jpeg→‎Summary current
  • 18:46, 14 May 2022 diff hist +107 File:Potomac River Bridge Aerial View.jpeg
  • 18:41, 14 May 2022 diff hist +866 N File:Potomac River Bridge Aerial View.jpegAn aerial view of the then new Potomac River Bridge which was dedicated in Summer 1955, next to the old bridge built in 1897. Within this view of Potomac Street at the time, there were 4 grocery stores, a Dime Store, the Eagles Club lodge, a lunch counter inside a patent drug store, a department store, a Shell station and 2 churches. According to Thomas Watson: South side of Potomac St from the bridge was Roelke's market, Reformed church, flower shop, Kaplon’s, Watson’s Cut Rate, Eagles Lodg...
  • 18:34, 14 May 2022 diff hist +194 N File:Canal Boat at Lock 30 with Lockhouse.jpegA canal boat at Lock 30 looking westward. See the old lockhouse on the right. (Photo courtesy of the Brunswick Heritage Museum) Category:Smoketown Potomac River and C&O Canal current
  • 18:29, 14 May 2022 diff hist +990 N File:Horines on the Square Corner.jpegAn undated photo of Horine's Drug Store. Dr. Arlington G. Horine built his signature business and residence at the corner of Maple Avenue and Potomac Street in 1910 as the railroad yard expanded and forced merchants to move the business district up the hill. (Photo courtesy of the Brunswick Heritage Museum) Ruth Kennedy: They were the sweetest people. Mr. Horine was always whistling. She has such patience at the candy counter. Melanie Stewart: Loved that place. Daddy used to take Arney and... current
  • 18:24, 14 May 2022 diff hist +331 File:Werntz Dry Goods Store at 100 E. Potomac Street, circa 1933.jpgcurrent
  • 18:19, 14 May 2022 diff hist +665 N File:C&O Lock 30 Eastward View.jpegAn old view of the C&O Canal at Lock 30 looking in the opposite direction of the earlier photo we posted this week. In addition to the canal boat, the tow path and the men in the foreground, we see the old mill, which in those days, was likely run by B.P. Crampton & Co. Prior to that, it was known as Jordan, Crampton & Co. after the widow of C.F. Wenner sold her interest following her husband's death in 1882. It had been operated as Jordan & Wenner and in 1859 was spoken of as Berlin Milling... current
  • 18:17, 14 May 2022 diff hist +3,099 N File:Edward Schafer Morsberger research.JPGEdward Shafer was born in Burkittsville. He came to Brunswick, started investing in real estate, and founded a newspaper, its first issue rolling off the press on 6 March 1891. Shafer was a real man-about-town and made the guest list of many private parties and dances. While he was probably popular, he could also mention the soirée in the paper. On the serious side, he was also tapped to serve on committees for public improvement and community celebrations, was a candidate for the Maryland H... current
  • 17:12, 17 April 2022 diff hist +596 N File:Jimmy Dean Contract (2).jpegTendered contract for 3 more return engagements for Jimmy Dean and the Texas Wildcats at the old fire hall in the Spring of 1956. At the time, Dean hosted the popular Washington, DC radio program “Town and Country Time” on WARL-AM and with his Texas Wildcats became popular in the mid-Atlantic region. Patsy Cline and Roy Clark both got their starts on the show and Clark played with the Wildcats. Jimmy Dean and his band performed so much in those days that a 1957 Chevrolet pumper was dubbed "... current
  • 17:10, 17 April 2022 diff hist +215 N File:Jimmy Dean Contract 1956 (1).jpegSigned contract by H.E. "Sonny" Cannon for a return engagement of Jimmy Dean and the Texas Wildcats at the old fire hall on February 17, 1956. (Courtesy of Mary Jo Brown) Category:Smoketown Music current
  • 16:59, 17 April 2022 diff hist +178 N File:Cannon's Historic Piano.JPGThe old piano that was played on by big bands as well as honky tonk acts in the ballroom's heyday. (Photo courtesy of Vicki Allgaier) Category:Smoketown Music current
  • 16:31, 17 April 2022 diff hist +344 N File:Cannon's Dance Floor.JPGThis photo shows the large dance floor at Cannon's, which has been estimated at around 10,000 square feet. In a 1967 feature story on Brunswick, Sonny Cannon told the Washington Post: "Duke Ellington--you shoulda seen his face when he saw the size of this place!" (Photo courtesy of Vicki Allgaier) Category:Smoketown Music current
  • 16:13, 17 April 2022 diff hist +493 N File:Cannon's Stage.JPGThe renovated ballroom located above the old fire hall, now Smoketown Brewery, which was built around 1948. Namesake Sonny Cannon was both fire chief and impresario, who booked big bands conducted by Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Guy Lombardo, as well as bands fronted by country legends such as Jimmy Dean and Patsy Cline. Those acts helped pay for fire engines and other lifesaving technology of the time. (Photos courtesy of Vicki Allgaier) Category:Smoketown Music current
  • 16:11, 17 April 2022 diff hist +366 N File:Cannon's Entrance.JPGThis new back entrance to the ballroom is a revelation to those who remember the narrow stairs that led up to the ballroom in the days of the old Fire Hall dances. The old kitchen has been converted to modern bathrooms, another relief to those who remember the cramped, smokey spaces. (Photo courtesy of Vicki Allgaier) Category:Smoketown Music current
  • 16:02, 17 April 2022 diff hist +561 N File:FDR-Willkie Bet (3).jpegBack in November 1940, the man on the right lost his bet that Wendell Willkie would defeat Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the presidential election of 1940. He fulfilled his obligation to push the winner (left) up and down Potomac Street, which was a dirt road on the east side. Not an easy task. Looks like the business on the right was called Dyer's, perhaps a dry cleaner. (Photo taken from the home movies of Marvin Younkins, courtesy of the Younkins family and the Brunswick Heritage Museum)... current
  • 15:59, 17 April 2022 diff hist +319 N File:FDR-Willkie bet (2).jpegThe loser of the FDR-Willkie bet prepares to chauffeur the winner up Potomac Street. See the old post office on East Potomac Street. (Photo taken from the home movies of Marvin Younkins, courtesy of the Younkins family and the Brunswick Heritage Museum) Category:Smoketown Politics and Public Works current
  • 15:57, 17 April 2022 diff hist +423 N File:FDR-Willkie bet (1).jpegEast Potomac Street scene across from the old YMCA in November 1940. These folks were watching two Brunswick men getting set to pay off a bet on the 1940 presidential election when Franklin Delano Roosevelt won an unprecedented 3rd term. (Photo taken from the home movies of Marvin Younkins, courtesy of the Younkins family and the Brunswick Heritage Museum) Category:Smoketown Politics and Public Works current
  • 15:54, 17 April 2022 diff hist +485 N File:Judge Gross 1983.jpegClassic news clipping of a recuperating Judge Bill Gross holding up a Brunswick Citizen issue that had incorrectly announced that he was either dead or dying. There was an article on him the next week featuring this picture showing him very much alive and quoting Mark Twain with the words "Reports of my death are greatly exaggerated." Judge Gross did pass away not much longer after this. (Brunswick Citizen clipping sometime in 1983) Category:Smoketown People current
  • 15:50, 17 April 2022 diff hist +1,120 N File:West End Elementary School Class Photo.jpgHere is a class photo from the old West End Elementary School in Brunswick. It belonged to Elaine Koogle Bowers, who graduated in the BHS Class of 1939. We think these children may have been in the 5th or 6th grade. Mrs. Bowers attached a list of names she could remember. She started numbering from the top down. It's believed that the photo may date to the 1932-33 school year. Here is the list of students: Top row: Bill McLane, Mary Ellen Griffith, Mary Wood, Katie McLane, Jeanette House... current
  • 18:54, 10 April 2022 diff hist +1,595 N File:WB Tower New Location.JPGOn April 2, 2022, the B & O Westbound Tower was relocated to E. Potomac Street adjacent to the site of the old YMCA, which was destroyed by fire in November, 1980. Following years of planning and discussion, the City of Brunswick, Maryland finally moved the historic WB Tower off of CSX property. The interlocking tower, built around 1906-07, was removed from service a decade ago and residents feared the historic Baltimore & Ohio structure would be demolished. Coordination of engineering ser... current
  • 18:53, 10 April 2022 diff hist +184 N File:WB Tower on the move (2).JPGAerial view of the historic WB Tower on the move across the tracks to its new location on E. Potomac Street. (Photo courtesy of Jay Jay) Category:Smoketown Railroad current
  • 18:51, 10 April 2022 diff hist +155 N File:WB Tower on the move.JPGWB Tower on wheels ready to move to its new location across the tracks. (Photo courtesy of Richard A. Foot) Category:Smoketown Railroad current
  • 18:44, 10 April 2022 diff hist +502 N File:BHS Skating Patrol.jpgLocal boys who did good. They were the "skating patrol" when kids used to ice skate in the old canal lock 30. We believe this photo dates to 1974-75. In the photo are: Top Row: Mr. Wayne Carter, Ronnie Truitt, Tim Dawson, Kenneth "Boogie" Hawes Middle Row: Randy George, Howie Moore, Chris Hoffman, Kevin Nuse Front row: Mark Taylor, Andy Williams Not pictured were Mike Kersey and Marty Cusack (Brunswick Citizen news clipping courtesy of Andy Williams) Category:Smoketown Schools current
  • 18:43, 10 April 2022 diff hist +351 N File:Lion's Club Scholarships.jpgBrunswick Lions Club sponsorships from the Spring of 1966. As many of us know, Kathy Crone went on to a distinguished teaching career and was a beloved teacher at Brunswick Elementary School. Unfortunately, we don't know what became of Sylvia's career path. (Blade-Times Clipping courtesy of Kim Myers) Category:Smoketown Schools current
  • 18:36, 10 April 2022 diff hist +183 N File:Tri-State View 2021.jpgA beautiful, timeless view of where 3 states come together--West Virginia, Maryland and Virginia. (Photo courtesy of Kace McField) Category:Smoketown In and Around current
  • 18:31, 10 April 2022 diff hist +1,277 N File:Washington Monument Postcard.jpgHere is an undated postcard of the Washington Monument outside Boonsboro. Judging from the attire of the people on the top of the monument, especially the ladies, the photo likely dates to the turn of the 20th Century or earlier. Built in 1827, the original tower was the first monument dedicated to George Washington to be completed. Although it was a popular meeting place for the citizenry of Boonsboro, weather and vandalism reduced the monument to rubble. In that condition, it was used by th... current
  • 18:30, 10 April 2022 diff hist +667 N File:War Correspondents Arch Postcard.jpgAn old postcard of the War Correspondents Arch, located just over the Frederick County border in Washington County, Maryland, on the top of South Mountain at Gathland State Park on old Route 40. This is the only monument in the world dedicated to the memory of war correspondents. This unusual piece of masonry was erected by George Alfred Townsend, who was a famous author and war correspondent himself. The notation on the back of the postcard said that it is visited annually by thousands. is... current
  • 18:28, 10 April 2022 diff hist +640 N File:Tri-State Postcard.jpgThis is the inscription on the back of this undated postcard about this focal point of the tri-state area: Harpers Ferry, West Virginia Where Three States Meet One of the most picturesque spots in this locality is Harpers Ferry, often termed the "Switzerland of America". Steep wooded mountains surround the town and the waters of the Potomac and the Shenandoah Rivers divide Maryland, West Virginia and Virginia at this point. Historically important because it was the scene of John Brown's rai... current
  • 18:24, 10 April 2022 diff hist +899 N File:Gathland Postcard.jpegThis old postcard depicts the estate of George Alfred Townsend adjacent to the War Correspondents' Arch that he built in 1896. Townsend wrote under the pen name "Gath", which was derived by adding an "H" to his initials, and inspired by the biblical passage II Samuel 1:20, "Tell it not in Gath, publish it not in the streets of Askalon." The backstory is that in 1884, Townsend began building this baronial estate in the Catoctin Mountains called "Gapland," near Burkittsville. Gapland was built... current
  • 18:21, 10 April 2022 diff hist +535 N File:Ceres Bethel AME Church 1975.jpgThe Ceres Bethel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in 1975. Was it still in operation then? The old church is located above Burkittsville just before you reach the War Correspondent's Arch in Gapland. Situated next to a vineyard, the site includes a church and a cemetery. Graves in the cemetery date from 1870-2010 and it is the final resting place for some prominent African-Americans from Frederick County. (Photo courtesy of South Mountain Heritage Society) [[Category:Smoketown Afr... current
  • 18:19, 10 April 2022 diff hist +777 N File:White's Ferry.jpgAn old photo of White's Ferry. White's Ferry was the last remaining cable ferry service that carried cars, bicycles, and pedestrians across the Potomac River between Loudoun County, Virginia and Montgomery County, Maryland. The location offered fishing services and water recreation including canoeing. It transported approximately 600 customers daily until closing in 2020. The Ferry had a very long term lease with the landowner on the Virginia side. When it came time to renew the new the le... current
  • 18:16, 10 April 2022 diff hist +410 N File:Old High School 1964-65.jpgAlways a crowd pleaser for those of us who remember. The old Brunswick High School as it was captured on top of the 4th Avenue hill in it's final school year of 1964-65. The beloved old school fell into disrepair after it was abandoned in the years until it was finally razed in 1976. (Photo from the 1965 BHS Railroader Yearbook courtesy of Sherry Bowers Stull) Category:Smoketown Schools current
  • 18:14, 10 April 2022 diff hist +149 N File:Sandy Hook MD 1.jpgA timeless photo of Sandy Hook by the tracks taken in the past 10 years. (Photo source unknown) Category:Smoketown In and Around current
  • 18:10, 10 April 2022 diff hist +1,047 N File:Marker-Freed Store Locust Valley.jpgThis was the old Marker family store, the South Mountain Hennery Company, in Locust Valley near Burkittsville. At its heart is the historic general store building. William C. Marker erected the store in the early 1900s. This photo was taken in 1933 when it was still under the operation of Dora Marker soon before it was sold to Edwin and Mary Freed. The Marker Family farmed the adjoining land and William's son, Dora managed the store. Dora's wife, Mabel Fern Marker was a school teacher at... current
  • 17:56, 10 April 2022 diff hist +802 N File:1956-57 4th grade BES.jpgPart of the BHS Class of 1965 in their 4th grade group photo from Brunswick Elementary School. Photos were taken during the 1956-57 school year. The children are: Top row: John Younkins, Linda Lowery, Brenton Barger, Mrs. Frances Manuel, Billy Rhinemon, Miriam Arnold, James Reynolds, Nancy Grams (McBride) 2nd row: Mary Jane Frocke?, Mike Kronk, Becky Danner, Mary Margaret Lloyd (Slagle), Wayne Gosnell, Peggy Rhinemon 3rd row: Gil Caniford, Carolyn Gaynor, Paul Lake, Linda Barnhart, James... current
  • 17:24, 20 March 2022 diff hist +199 N File:Baptist Children.jpegThis appears to be a Vacation Bible School class at the First Baptist Church circa 1960. (Photo courtesy of Michelle Lynn Osborne Morsberger) Category:Smoketown Houses of Worship current
  • 19:25, 19 March 2022 diff hist +208 N File:Engine entering turntable.jpgB&O Pacific #5007 entering the turntable. Date is believed to be 1950 in the last days of steam locomotives. (Photo by Bob Flack. Potomac Chapter, NRHS Archive) Category:Smoketown Railroad current
  • 19:24, 19 March 2022 diff hist +207 N File:Engine at Coal Tipple.jpgB&O Pacific 5007 at the coaling station. Date is believed to be 1950 in the last days of steam locomotives. (Photo by Bob Flack. Potomac Chapter, NRHS Archive) Category:Smoketown Railroad current
  • 19:19, 19 March 2022 diff hist +208 N File:WB Tower looking west.jpgInteresting westward view of the WB Tower with the Red Men's Hall towering above on the right. The photo dates to 1906-07 (Photo courtesy of W. Frank Mathers) Category:Smoketown Railroad current

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