We dug up reference for this story from these books:

 
  The Place Names of Maryland
by Hamill Kenny
Frost's Town, Indian Queen Bluff, Accident, Rising Sun, Choptank–Maryland's towns, rivers, mountains, towns, villages, and cities in all their color and variety. But what do they mean? Drawing upon religioius, geographical, maritime, and other obscure sources, Mr. Kenny explains the largely British and Algonquian origins of Maryland names. For example, "Plaindealing Creek" denotes a trading ground for Quakers and Indians, "Rising Sun" is a place where people arose a before dawn to take produce to Safe Deposit, and Bald Friar was named after a bald ferryboatman named Fry.
6" x 9" 352 pages, index, paperbound
#363 MD Place Names $22.50
    A Grateful Remembrance The Story of Montgomery County, Maryland 1776–1976
by Richard K. MacMaster & Ray Eldon Hiebert

Numerous references to the turnpikes, streets, and trolley lines are found here. Montgomery County was organized in 1776 and named after a Revolutionary War general. In a few years it found itself located next to the capital of the United States which contributed to its wealth, power, and influence. Well-researched and sensitively written, this history faces the issues of segregation, country clubs, politics, religion, growth, and sprawl. There are also mini-histories of many of the county's towns and villages.
6" x 9" 422 pages, index, some photos, paperbound
#416 Grateful Remembrance $16.95

Here are two volumes containing reproductions of Flashbacks cartoons:

 
 A Cartoon of the District of Columbia Flashbacks Volume One Patrick M. Reynolds brings history to life with a sense of humor. His exciting drawings put you on the scene with the conflicts, madness, plus the wheeling and dealing that resulted in the location and construction of the U.S. capital city. This book covers the early history of DC from 1776 to 1863. You'll be surprised at how many cities served as the U.S. capital; you'll be amazed that the city was built--despite all the bickering, petty jealousies, and down-right stupidity.
11¾" x 7½" 106 pages, full color illustrations, index,
paperbound ISBN 0-932514-31-6
#F1 Cartoon History of DC $14.95
  DC Neighborhoods Flashbacks Vol. Two Artist-writer Patrick M. Reynolds takes you to the Washington that tourists seldom see The U.S. capital expanded with the growth of public transportation into such areas as Shepard Park, Takoma Park, Chevy Chase, Kalorama, Dupont Circle, Adams Morgan, Capital Hill, LDroit Park, Tenleytown, Brookland, and others. Stories in this book go back to the explorations of Capt. John Smith in the 1600s and the Indian Wars of early Virginia, continuing into the 20th century with the introduction of the cherry trees to Washington and the end of segregation in public schools.
11¾" x 7½" 106 pages, full color illustrations, index, paperbound ISBN 0-932514-31-6
#F2 Cartoon History of DC $14.95

Previous weeks' stories and references: Combat Artists...The Ghost Army of WWII... Artists in War The Limb Maker...Duke Ellington...Ferries Across the Chessie .. Ninian Beall Sequence.....UFOs Over Washington Culpeper of Virginia...The Spanish Flu Epidemic of 1918...Indians of the Eastern Shore of MD & VA...Black Confederates... Pirates on the Chesapeake...Ghost stories...Clovers...Hoover Airport...Slavery...President Garfield

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