The Middleburg/Mason-Dixon Line Historical Society will meet at the State Line Ruritan Building, 15481 Park Drive, located off Route 11 at the State Line, PA Community Park.
Guest speaker is Ed Maliskas, an historian and musician from Hagerstown, MD.
Mr. Maliskas has a degree in history from the University of Illinois, performed in the rhythm and blues band “Eddie and the Sensations,” and authored two books: “John Brown to James Brown-The Little Farm Where Liberty Budded, Blossomed, and Boogied” and “The Family Tree of R&B.”
The program will be “America’s Second Most Important History Site.”
Three historical events took place at John Brown’s Farm (aka the Kennedy Farm) in southern Washington County, MD.
It was the hideout for John Brown and his troops as they prepared for the raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859.
The second and third uses of the property were its launchings of the Civil Rights movement and rhythm & blues as a beloved American music form.
The Middleburg/Mason-Dixon Line Historical Society will meet at the State Line Ruritan Building,
15481 Park Drive, located off Route 11 at the State Line, PA Community Park.
Guest speaker is Scott Mingus, an historian and author of 28 books on the Civil War and Underground Railroad.
Mr. Mingus is a retired scientist and executive in the global pulp and paper industry.
The program will be “Targeted Tracks.”
The Cumberland Valley Railroad connected Hagerstown, MD to Harrisburg, PA.
Because of its proximity to major cities in the East, the CVRR was an enticing Confederate target.
When the Northern military and railroad officials failed to protect the line, Southern horsemen tore up tracks, seized and torched supplies, and destroyed warehouses, engine houses, and passenger depots.