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James Buchanan

James Buchanan Jr. (April 23, 1791 – June 1, 1868) served as the 15th president of the United States from 1857 to 1861, serving directly prior to the American Civil War. Buchanan served as Secretary of State and represented Pennsylvania in both houses of the U.S. Congress before becoming the President. James Buchanan’s parents, James Read More …

The History of the Property Formally Known as the Prospect

Harry Byron is sitting at his desk and reading newspaper.

The Byrons moved to Maryland in 1892 from Pine Lake, New York where the elder Byron, W.D. Byron, had operated a leather finishing shop.  Along with him, W.D. Byron brought his five sons: William, Joseph, Edward, Lewis and Harry.  The family built and operated five tanneries in and around Hagerstown and Williamsport, Maryland.   Iona Read More …