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May 2021 McCauley Lecture

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Join us for another John Clinton Frye Western Maryland Room Virtual McCauley Lecture! This month, Dan Guzy presents "The Old Mills of Conococheague Creek."

Registration for this event is not required. The video will premiere here on Monday, May 3 at 7 PM.


Conococheague Creek's drainage area in Washington County, MD and Franklin County, PA had over one hundred water-powered mill sites. Such mills operated from colonial times through the second half of the twentieth century.  Dan Guzy's PowerPoint presentation will present general information about the over eighty grist mills in this region, show what mills and ruins can still be seen, and discuss in detail a few sample mills.  

Dan Guzy is a retired engineer interested in local history. He has published articles ranging from fish weirs, to river surveys, to runaway slaves.  The Old Mills of Conococheague Creek is his third book.  His fourth book, about Thomas Kennedy, will soon join his first book, about historic Potomac River navigation, on the WHILBR website.