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June Program to Feature Local Author Elmer J. Hall

posted Jun 2, 2018, 5:32 PM by James Lilly

The June program will feature distinguished local author, Elmer J. Hall, who has written a quartet of books chronicling the social history of the once heavily industrialized eastern Baltimore County peninsula. His talk will focus on his new release, The No. 26 Sparrows Point Line: Chronicles of the Red Rocket (1903 to 1958), 2017, but he will discuss all of his books. The books in the quartet are Diary Of A Mill Town, Recollections of the Bungalows and Sparrows Point, Maryland, 2004; Shipbuilding at the Sparrows Point Yard: A Century of Pride & Tradition, 2007; Patapsco and Back Rivers Railroad: Chronicles of the Push, Bump and Ram, 2010; and A Mill on the Point: One Hundred and Twenty-five Years of Steel Making at Sparrows Point Maryland, 2013.

Mr. Hall is a retired educator and native of Sparrows Point. He grew up in the Bungalows, the company town neighborhood that is now demolished. His father and three uncles came from the Virginia hills during the Great Depression to work at Sparrows Point and his mother was a nail sorter in the nail mill.

The meeting will be held on Friday, June 15, at 8 pm, at the B&O Railroad Station, 8100 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD.