The name Cabin John is steeped in mystery and legends about lost lovers, ghosts, pirates and buried treasure.
Early land records cite Captain John's Run, now Cabin John Creek. Did Captain John Smith's journeys along
the Potomac River in 1608 take him to an area later named perhaps after him? The Union Arch Bridge, known today
as the Cabin John Bridge, was built during the Civil war and carries the aqueduct that gives Washington, D.C. its
public water. Never before published photos show the grandeur of the Cabin John Bridge Hotel, a resort destination in the
1890s and early 1900s.
The book Lilly
Stone tells 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, she died during
the Cold War. At the stage of life when most people retire, Lilly 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 Lilly 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.
The book, Get a Life, Try This!, is based on her columns
and blog for a technology magazine. A war in two countries, an economic free fall, and hurricane season has not
yet begun. A storm of challenges is testing the strengths of federal government employees.
Working for government presents even more stress as leaders and priorities can change with every election.
What are the needs of managers and employees, in business or the public sector, when faced with challenges?
The book gives expert views and “try this” tips to help you get ahead and get a life at work.