MONOCACY RIVER PHOTOGRAPHY | CNN Ranks Frederick on America's Best Small Town Comebacks!

CNN Ranks Frederick on America's Best Small Town Comebacks!

March 11, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

CNN) -- Everyone loves a good get-back-up, Rocky-style story. But inspirational tales don't always have to star a guy in shiny shorts -- or a big city like Philadelphia. Sometimes the best against all odds tales are real ones, taking place in unsung towns, led by regular citizens energized to resuscitate once thriving destinations just as they appeared flat on the mat.

Then: Once a hospice for Civil War casualties, this proud Colonial-era city endured late 20th-century battle fatigue after getting sidestepped by a new interstate, losing its retail core to outlying shopping malls and being hit by a massive flood in the mid-1970s that turned nearly 100 acres of its historic downtown into a temporary swamp.

Read the rest of the story here:  http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/11/travel/comeback-towns/index.html?hpt=li_c2

Once a hospice for Civil War casualties, this proud Colonial-era city has a revived red brick commercial district lined with shops, restaurants and weekenders from D.C. and Baltimore -- both about an hour away.


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