Frederick is at a crossroads again

Source: Gazette
Author: Josh Bokee
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Date Published: 04/10/2008

Frederick is one of the fastest growing communities throughout Maryland; attracts an assortment of hard working and ‘‘industrious” people who make their living as farmers, artisans and professionals and are of a variety of faiths; located at the crossroads of the region. It sounds like a description from 2008, and yet this is a paraphrase from Robert Brugger’s ‘‘Maryland: A Middle Temperament,” and the year was approximately 1750. From the beginning, Frederick has been a part of a larger set of economic and social forces.