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Dr. Karen Gray to speak on Boteler’s Cement Mill

By Staff | Oct 9, 2015

Dr. Karen Gray, who has been studying the C&O Canal and nearby areas for 40 years, will give an illustrated talk on the historic Boteler Cement Mill near Shepherdstown as part of the Historic Shepherdstown Speakers Series.

The talk is set for Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. at the auditorium of the Byrd Center for Legislative Studies, located next to the Scarborough Library on the Shepherd University Campus. The talk is free and open to the public.

Boteler’s Cement Mill, located near Packhorse or Boteler’s Ford, one half mile below Shepherdstown, played an important role in the 1862 Battle of Shepherdstown and in the construction of the Canal and of many Federal buildings in Washington. It has been designated a Jefferson County Historic Landmark by the Jefferson County Historic Landmarks Commission.