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Since its incorporation as a town in 1888, La Plata, Maryland has seen many changes. This collection of twenty-four photographs from the early to the mid-twentieth century includes rare views of the town transformed by weather, time, and development.

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Service station, house, and horse-drawn delivery wagonCollection Location: Charles County Public Library

Collection Overview: A town twice ravaged by tornadoes (1926 and 2002), La Plata sits in the heart of historic Southern Maryland. The county seat of Charles County has learned the importance of preserving the memory of its buildings and community. This collection of twenty-four photographs from the early to mid-twentieth century includes rare views of a town transformed by weather, time, and development. Frances Winkler, a vital town historian, donated these scans and, along with other local researchers, has provided valuable information about their subject matter.

 

Collection overview prepared by Aaron Krebeck of the Charles County Public Library.

 
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