Tuesday, August 30, 2016 After some hard work there is a new dry hydrant in service at the John Brown Farm on Chestnut Grove Rd in the 11 Box area. Having this new “Dry” Hydrant will improve the amount of water available for use during a fire in the south county.
A very big Thank You to goes out to Deputy Chief Roger Otzelberger Jr., FF Dave Myers and Director Dave Hayes along with several others for helping complete this project. Having another Primary Water Source in South County for Fire Protection goes along way in providing better protection to our citizens who live in the non fire hydrant area’s of south Washington County.
VisitMaryland.org will include John Brown’s Raid Headquarters (Kennedy Farm) in it’s Destination Maryland publication and web site to promote Maryland tourisim
Union Bound is the amazing true story of Joseph Hoover a Union Soldier who witnessed many incredible moments during the terrible carnage of the CIVIL WAR. He wrote two diaries which survive today. In 1864 he was captured at the battle of the Wilderness and was taken to the notorious camp “Andersonville”. After four months he was transferred to Florence, SC to a new camp. Together with a friend he escaped. They were aided by slaves and what is now known as the “underground railroad” to get to freedom. Joseph was later wounded in the war but survived. After the war he went back to his farm in upstate New York and worked as a cabinet maker. He went on to live to be 84.
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Chitlin Circuit at Kennedy Farm click here to read the history that will be posted soon
In the back of the John Brown house sits a most interesting piece of African American history. The Black Elks owned and operated a meeting hall and music venue which saw most of the big acts of the 50’s and 60’s play there.
Kennedy Farm LLC was able to purchase from the estate of Freda Williams the 20 acres of land surrounding the house. Much work is being done to clear the land and give the area a park like appearance. Much more work is needed and funding is a priority.
Maryland Rt. 340 east and west have new signs thanks to Senator Ben Cardin. The Maryland State Highway Administration’s Cheryl Schreiber and Eric Rauser with all the hard workers on the state’s highways have made the update possible.
Puritano Media Group begins filming new reality show The Haunted with the help of Washington DC Metro Area Ghost Watchers.
Thank You PBS for letting us use the Quick Time (QTVR) images of the inside of
the farm house.
The PBS Movie aired: Great movie, very informative. They did use the wrong
photo of The Kennedy Farm: They used a shot from the 1880 to 1890’s, when there were
several additions to the house. The house today, is as it was in that faithful summer of
PBS launches new site on John Brown and his Holly War and Movie.