New homes occupy the site of a once-thriving village
Monday, November 26, 2012
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
During World War II Prisoners of War from Germany helped farmers in Germantown plant the seeds and harvest the crops. Many of the farmers said that they could not have done it without them because so many of their workers had gone to war.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Glenn Wallace has a passion for cemeteries. Like many amateur genealogists, he tracks obituaries and spends time on Ancestry.com. Unlike most, he spends six to eight hours per day — in addition to his day job as a graphic illustrator — working to archive
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Newly published history of Montgomery Village culminates a dozen volunteers' year-long labors.
In the mid-1960’s, Clarence Kettler asked his brothers Milton and Charles to join him in creating a "new town" in the suburbs, a "planned community" based on a European model that would provide all the elements of the American Dream for its residents. So began Montgomery Village, when the Kettlers bought up vast stretches of farmstead, then transformed the land into their novel brand of urban development by planting hundreds of trees, laying out interconnected neighborhoods and parceling out spots for schools, churches and amenities in pursuit of their motto, "Don’t simply build on the land—improve upon it." And so, too, begins the book documenting that history nearly a half-century later: Montgomery Village (Images of America). The 128-…