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County presents South Lynn with award

July 06, 2010

The Washington County Board of County Commissioners recently presented the annual John Frye Historical Preservation Award to "Captain" South Lynn.

The commissioners received the nomination for Lynn from the Washington County Historical Advisory Committee. Ralph Young is the chairman of the committee.

The 2009 John Frye Historic Preservation Award was presented to Lynn in recognition of his efforts to promote historic preservation in Washington County. Lynn is the owner and restorer of the historic Kennedy Farm. He carefully restored and maintained the Kennedy farmhouse for more than 35 years.

To gain the National Landmark designation, Lynn demonstrated that the farmhouse was used by John Brown for planning and staging the raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859. The Kennedy Farm was the headquarters for Brown and his men for several months prior to the October 1859 event.

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Lynn is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served in World War II. He is a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, the Maryland Order of the Cincinnati, the American Legion, the Ark and the Dove Society, the Masonic Order, and several historical and preservation associations.

Young and Tom Riford presented to the Washington County Board of County Commissioners the nomination for the award.

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