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  • Calixto Estrada
    Aug 9, 2014
      Will try like heck to make it

      On Thursday, August 7, 2014 1:06 PM, "Don Surles don.surles@... [delmarvastargazers]" <delmarvastargazers@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

      Yes...that is one week from tomorrow...we have an engagement, ie, star gazing session, scheduled for Mt Harmon Plantation in Earleville, MD.

      We should plan to arrive around 6:30-7:00pm...there will be light refreshments provided.

      Attached is some info about Mt Harmon.

      Please put this one on your schedule...we should have a great night.

      The rain date, ie, cloudy skies, is Saturday, August 16.

      See you there.


      Mount Harmon

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      Mount Harmon
      Mt. Harmon Earleville HABS1.jpg
      Mount Harmon is located in Maryland
      Mount Harmon
      Location600 Grove Neck Road, Earleville, Maryland
      Coordinates39°23′2″N 75°56′29″W
      Architectural styleGeorgian
      Governing bodyPrivate
      NRHP Reference #74000945[1]
      Added to NRHPJune 05, 1974
      Mount Harmon is an historic home, located at EarlevilleCecil CountyMaryland, United States. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974,[1] and is currently open to the public.


      Mount Harmon is an 18th-century brick mansion built by Sidney George around 1788. It features a central door with a scrolled pediment and pineapple keystone supported by Ionic pilasters.[2] In the late 1920s a frame wing was built on the south gable.


      The Mount Harmon Plantation estate and nature preserve covers some 200-acre (0.81 km2) adjacent to the Chesapeake Bay, on a peninsula by the north shore of the Sassafras River. The plantation was created in 1651 as a land grant from Lord Baltimore to Godfrey Harmon.
      From 1760 to 1810 Mount Harmon flourished as a tobacco plantation owned by the Louttit and George families. Mount Harmon eventually fell out of family hands and into disrepair.
      In 1963, Marguerite duPont de Villiers Boden, a direct descendant of the Louttits and Georges, rescued the plantation, restoring the Colonial Kitchen and Manor House. Mrs. Boden filled the house with 18th-century antiques, and restored the Tobacco Prize House as a reminder of the plantation’s days as a tobacco shipping center for the Sassafras River area. After Mrs. Boden’s death, her daughter Kip Kelso Boden Crist ensured the plantation’s future by forming Friends of Mount Harmon, Inc.
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