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This collection of 15 Frederick County (Maryland) Extension Service reports written and compiled between 1917 and 1945 provides a glimpse into the county's agriculture, farms, and farm families in the first half of the twentieth century.

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Photograph of Wilson Mercer and his first prize-winning Senior Poland-China pig at the 1928 Frederick County Fair.Collection Location: Thurmont Center for Regional Agricultural History, Thurmont Regional Library, Frederick Co. Public Libraries

Collection Overview: Taken from the Thurmont Center for Regional Agricultural History, this collection contains 15 reports written and compiled by Frederick County (Maryland) Extension Service agents and home demonstrators between 1917 and 1945. These reports give a wealth of information about rural life in Frederick County during the first half of the twentieth century. Included in this collection are newspaper clippings, pictures, booklets, and other documents showing the activities of the extension agents and their demonstrators, of the region's 4-H clubs, and of several of the county's women's clubs.

 
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