Mid 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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Ruann Newcomer George, born 1945, talks about growing up in Boonsboro, places to shop and eat such as Warrenfeltz. Other things mentioned: Piano teachers Gladys Thomas and Hilda Clopper. Dr. Wade and Dr. Secondary. The Baby Contest held at the park in August of 1946 in which 25 local babies were entered. Her maternal grandfather Harry Smith, who built the house at 326 N. Main Street between 1917 and 1918 and then died soon afterward,...

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A reading by Barbara Crampton of her mother’s memories growing up in Boonsboro. Mary Coffman Crampton attended Boonsboro High School in 1928 and recalls school life, as well as the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) and it’s work in Boonsboro. The Cramptons lived off Young Ave from 1951 until 2004 when they moved. Listen by clicking the track below. On an iPad? If you can’t play the track above, click here...

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