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Georgetown Library author talk

Information provided by Wendell Kellar,

Local historian and author Judith Welles will be on hand to discuss her book, Lilly Stone, the story of a woman who changed the landscape of business and culture in the rural countryside near the Nation's Capital.

Born during the Civil War, Stone died during the Cold War. At the stage of life when most people retire, Stone was not only doing men's work but running an industry of men's work. She founded Stoneyhurst quarries and, while operating the quarry, she inspired the first flag for the county and founded the Montgomery County Historical Society. Letters to Stone from her son detail World War I. Remarkably, World War II brings German POWs to work at her quarry. With accomplishments in business and a passion for preserving history, Lilly Stone made history herself.