"To feel the pulse of earth where man has trod, and for the future, keep the past."

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December 14, 2016

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In Loving Memory 

Wilbur E. ("Bill") Garrett, long-term member of the Great Falls Historical Society and winner of the Jean Tibbetts History Award for his National Geographic article on George Washington and the Pawtomack Canal, has passed away on August 13, 2016 at the age of 85.

Bill Chadwick, President of the Great Falls Historical Society from 1984 to 1986, and long-time member of GFHS passed away on July 23, 2016 at Reston Hospital.

Marge Gersic, a long-time resident of Great Falls, died on July 25, 2016 at the age of 84 years. GFHS is fortunate to have taken an oral history of Marge's life in Great Falls and contributions to the shaping of local issues and outcomes on July 30th, 2012.

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