Annual Community Civic Merit Award Winner, D. D. Brown
'D. D. Brown, picture taken in 1946 at the time of the American Legion H. W. Daniels Post No. 29 Annual Community Civic Merit Award for 1945. "In appreciation and recognition of his selfless service to his community, H. W. Daniels Post No. 29, The American Legion, associated civic groups presented this award to him for his indefatigable efforts in fostering the Elkins Flood Control Project and for his leadership in inspiring a unanimity of community spirit and cooperative action resulting in the consummation of that project and great community benefits and betterments." '
'The above is a picture of David Dare Brown I taken when he was somewhere around 30-40 years old as near as I can estimate. He started out by working on the Lehigh Canal helping build the locks and furnishing timbers for them and, then he built canal boats for several years coming down as far as Baltimore and going around thru the Erie Canal and then to New York City on the Hudson. During the winter he would build rafts of logs and put on top of them sawed rough lumber and take it down the Susquehanna River to either North Umberland, Pa., or Harrisburg, Pa., and some rafts went through to the Baltimore section. In 1880 he started continuous operations in the manufacture of lumber in Sullivan County, Pa.'