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Gaithersburg, Maryland is a suburb of Washington D.C. although it is the fourth largest city in the state of Maryland behind Baltimore and two other suburbs, Frederick and Rockville. It was settled as ‘Log Town’ in 1765 as an agricultural town. By 1805 it was known as Gaithersburg after Benjamin Gaither, a man who owned … Continue reading Gaithersburg Community Museum, Gaithersburg, Maryland
Very few cities use trolleys as a means of transit today, and the days of the trolley are fading into memory. There are many trolley museums across the United States of America that are trying to keep the memory of the trolley alive. One of those museums is the Connecticut Trolley Museum in East Windsor, … Continue reading The Connecticut Trolley Museum, East Windsor, Connecticut
The Smithsonian Institution is the largest chain of museums in the world. Among those museums is the National Museum of American History formerly known as the museum of History and Technology. Located on the National Mall in Washington D.C., it shows the history of life in the United States of America. Some of the museum’s … Continue reading ‘America on the Move’, National Museum of American History, Washington D.C.
Clifton Forge, Virginia, is a small town in the western part of Virginia surrounded by the Appalachian Mountains. It is served by Interstate 64 and U.S. Route 220. To most people, it is not much of a town. However, it was a major town on the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway, and it is the home … Continue reading The Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Heritage Center, Clifton Forge, Virginia