Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Header Challenge - Historic district


During the early days of the US, settlers arrived at the ports of Philadelphia and Baltimore from Europe. To find land, they moved west into Pennsylvania, Maryland and south into the Shenandoah Valley. Many settled in the Frederick area and made significant contributions to the young nation. Francis Scott Key was one of them. He was born in the county and is buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery.



In the early 1700's German settlers began to move into this part of Maryland. (Land in Pennsylvania had become too expensive for new arrivals.) The Bruner family bought 303 acres and named it after their home region of Germany. The first house was wood, but in 1758 this stone house was built. In 1974, the house was purchased by the Fredrick County  Landmarks Foundation and is now a museum.



4 comments:

imac said...

Interesting History Lew about Francis Scott Key, and lovely photos Lew.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Love it Lew, wonderful depictions of this country back then.

Christine Soto said...

I just love those old houses of stone!

Katney said...

Except for a few days in Washington and a train trip between there and New York my travels have not let me visit the Northeast. Your region is so imbued with history. Fascinating.