Juneteenth 2018

Juneteenth 2018

Photo: Rose Anderson
Iron bolts, possible mill dam ruins, Long Calm section of The Great Gunpowder Falls.
 

Juneteenth, 2018, I have found myself searching the forests of Maryland for the history of our country. I see nature reclaiming what shame, malice and the passage of time have already all but erased from our collective memory: a foundation built on the backs of unfree people torn from their homeland. But I also find an undeniable joy in this exploration and discovery. I know that we can--we will--not only remember, but learn to honor the truth about our history in deeply meaningful, tangible ways.

Read my post on how I discovered that I lived amongst the ruins of America's early iron industry.

Damn Abutment ruin, Long Calm section of The Great Gunpowder Falls


Iron furnace ruin, Gunpowder Ironworks on the Long Calm section of The Great Gunpowder Falls


Long Calm historical marker on Philadelphia Road near Forge Road, White Marsh, Maryland.

Mansions

Mansions

Memories of His Lordship's Kindness

Memories of His Lordship's Kindness