Category: Historical Perspective

Murder at Snyder’s Store

Photo | www.gaithersburghistory.com Snyder’s Store at the intersection of Darnestown and Quince Orchard served as a general store, antique store and gas station.

Today, the intersection of Darnestown Road and Quince Orchard Road is a busy center of commerce. On one corner is Quince Orchard High School, on the other corners are banks, gas stations and shopping centers. The intersection has not always…

Mills Murder Mystery: Part 2

The murder of Edward Mills in 1927 was the subject of Mills Murder Mystery: Part 1 in the Nov. 16 edition of The Town Courier. Montgomery County Chief of Police Alvie A. Moxley arrived at the farm and took charge…

Historical Perspective

Mayor Electrocuted in 1918 One hundred years ago electricity had begun arriving in small towns in America. It was considered a luxury to have a house connected to the first power lines that often followed the telegraph wires on the…

Historical Perspective

Father Cuddy’s Bridge By Jack Toomey Ninety years ago, Frederick Road was the main route between Washington and Frederick and points west. The road was dotted with large, imposing homes of the wealthy, general stores, filling stations and farms. Just…