Early 1900s


Edgar Green, born in 1912, grew up on a farm just outside of Boonsboro. His daughter, Luana, reads an account of his memories of farm life in the early -1900s.   Hog butchering, neighbors helping neighbors, and more. Listen by clicking the track below. On an iPad? If the track above doesn’t work, click here...

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Recollections from Edgar Green, born in 1912, about the hotel in Boonsboro during the Depression. The hotel was also known as the Eagle Hotel (1877), Commercial Hotel (1897), and Mountain Glen Hotel (1922). Today, it is known as Inn BoonsBoro and is owned by author Nora...

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Reflections from Edgar Green (born in 1912, recollections gathered in 1992) Early Days of Edgar Green, born 1912 Well, it all started some years ago, August, 1912. I don’t remember much of that day, unlike my cousin (Mary Stone) who remembers it very well. She says she laid in the doctor’s black bag and ate pills. From 1912 to 1918, things are a bit hazy except going to Mt. Carmel Church every Sunday. How I hated afternoon service and...

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Reflections from Edgar Green (born in 1912, recollections gathered in 1992) Shooting 1918, age 6. Pop would buy me toy guns that shot corks. The only trouble was the chicken would grab the cork and run, if I didn’t get there first. 1920, age 8. Dad taught me to shoot a rifle about this time and came the no rabbit in a fence corner was safe. When we got to Hagerstown, I would usually buy a Hunting and Fishing Magazine for 5 cents and...

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