Excerpt from A Descriptive Geography of Montgomery County: With Historical Explanations and Notes The object of this book is to furnish a limited amount of local information as a basis for arousing an interest among our teachers and pupils in the geography and history of Montgomery county. Local history is a subject of great interest at the present day, and as its value to the future historian is generally recognized, the intelligent portion of every community will do its share toward completing the record. But the author also believes that arousing an interest in local affairs among the young will beget a spirit of pride in home and country that will make the future men and women better and more patriotic citizens. In the words of ather: We make a plea for the study of local history in our schools. Teach the children to be proud of their home by making them familiar with the record of their people. Inspire them with a love of their own beautiful hills and streams, for there are ne more beautiful anywhere. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.