Clara Hamilton was ahead of her time, with her plan for what is now known as the Oak Hill Historic District in Hagerstown, MD. Four Washington County Technical High School students, Hanna Leizear, Heaven Burkhammer, Christine Johnson and Kenise Lewis , turned Clara’s idea into the documentary, “Hamilton Plants a Seed: The Garden City Movement of Hagerstown.” Their collaborative work won first place for high school documentary – group in the Washington County competition for Maryland History Day and was sent to the Maryland State Women’s History Project.

Submitted by: Rebecca Rush, with the Land and Cultural Preservation Fund