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"Around Germantown " by Peg Coleman

Around Germantown is the history of the area surrounding and including this new Maryland city. From a rural village of 2000 in 1980 to a population of 90,000 today, Germantown works because of the professional planners in Silver Spring who scrutinized each inch of the 11,000 acres. A triumph of inspired planning, photographs match the quiet farmland of yesterday with the same site today. Ten Mile Creek village is shown as it was; today it is buried beneath a 550 acre lake. The book is a pictorial history containing many photos of today matched with yesterday.

Available at Barnes & Noble stores, the Montgomery County Historical Society, many local outlets, Amazon.com and from the author. Arcadia Publishing Co., $19.99+tax.

"Mama Wears Two Aprons " by Peg Coleman

Mama Wears Two Aprons is about women in farming and farm marketing. Sited mostly in Montgomery County, the book leads us from 1691 to 2008. Enormous change has taken place in the lives of women and Peg lets them tell their own story, some poignant, some sad, some happy. Through
research at USDA Beltsville, Sandy Spring Historical Society, interviews with descendants and up-to-date accounts from today's farmers, a picture emerges of smart, hard-working women, committed to making a better, more joyful life for their children. Farm women still wear two aprons, but one of them is a lab coat.

Available from Amazon, Borders, Barnes & Noble online, Montgomery County Historical Society both Rockville and Germantown and from the author, $15 plus tax. PublishingWorks, publisher.

"Paul of Montgomery" by Peg Coleman

Paul Drury, 12, helps his father complete their log cabin in the 18th century wilderness. Actual persons and early industry woven with a good story will be enjoyed by all ages. Illustrated with early sketches by Benjamin Latrobe, old paintings and portraits and contemporary photographs, this book fills an empty niche; it is the first published novel to feature the birth of Montgomery County, Maryland.

"Paul of Montgomery" is available directly from the author (peg@pleasantspringsfarm.com) or from PublishAmerica, www.PublishAmerica.com, 1-877-333-7422; wholesale from Ingram, Baker & Taylor, 1-800-233-8467. ISBN number 1-59129-744-3. Retail price, $16.95.

Click here for Frederick News-Post article about "Paul of Montgomery", July 6, 2003....

Peg (local historian), is also the author of "Montgomery County: A Pictorial History."

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