Trolley Lines, Land Speculation and Community-Building: The Early History of Woodside Park, Silver Spring, Maryland

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Trolley Lines, Land Speculation and Community-Building: The Early History of Woodside Park, Silver Spring, Maryland
Contributors
Lubar, Steven (Author)
Date Created
1986-12-01
Abstract
The "official" history of Silver Spring is well known. Local residents repeat the story of Francis Preston Blair's discovery of a spring flecked with mica while out riding in the summer of 1840 and tell how he established his summer home near what he called Silver Spring. The history of the city for the next 145 years is much harder to find. Silver Spring is part of a larger story of suburban growth in Washington and throughout nineteenth- and twentieth-century America. This work appeared in Maryland Historical Magazine VOL. 81, No. 4, WINTER 1986. This work was written by a federal employee and as such is in the Public Domain.
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Silver Spring
Maryland
suburban growth

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Lubar, Steven, "Trolley Lines, Land Speculation and Community-Building: The Early History of Woodside Park, Silver Spring, Maryland" (1986). Research at Brown. Brown Digital Repository. Brown University Library. https://repository.library.brown.edu/studio/item/bdr:788266/

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