Judith Welles

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A writer and former journalist, Judith Welles is author of two Maryland local histories, Potomac, coming December 2, 2019, and Cabin John: Legends and Life of an Uncommon Place, published in 2008.  She has also authored an e-book on work life, Get a Life, Try This! published in 2011, and a biography, Lilly Stone, published September, 2012.


COMING SOON!  Never before published photographs display the history and beauty of Potomac, Maryland. Located in Montgomery County, Potomac is close to Washington, D.C., and many notables from the past and present, including political figures and celebrities, have made the area their home.  The Civil War and its aftermath left its mark on Offutts X Roads, the early name of Potomac. This pictorial history book tells the story of the 1865 gold rush, Tommyknocker ghost stories, and the mining that continued until 1940.  The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park borders Potomac with the wonder of Great Falls and historic lock tender houses.  Rare photographs highlight the celebrated Potomac Hunt.  Potomac still has quiet country roads and estate homes interspersed among new neighborhoods and modern shopping.  Like its historic past, Potomac Village is the area’s commercial hub, today with shops and restaurants.




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.

Judith Welles also has a record of accomplishment in communications, executive coaching, and writing as a journalist and columnist.  


For a copy of Cabin John, Legends and Life of an Uncommon Place, go to Amazon.com.  For Get a Life, Try This! go to Amazon's Kindle or Barnes and Noble's Nook

For the book Lilly Stone, go to Amazon.com or for more information email jwelles@judithwelles.com

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