This book is no longer available, however, we are working on offering it as an e-Book (PDF format). The e-Book version will be available on this site.

We are grateful to the almost 1,500 people who bought the book. We are especially grateful to Janet Tabler and her sister, Marlene Butler, for their input and support in writing this book.

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"American Born With German Roots"

German John's World

This book tells the story of Woodbine, Maryland, in word and pictures. The many original old photographs add to this unique history of a community that spans two counties, Carroll and Howard.

This rural Maryland area has transformed from a mostly agricultural economy to a growing bedroom community. Knowing the history of the area provides old and new alike with a new appreciation for Woodbine.

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