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A scene at twilight in the town square of Silver Spring, Md.
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A scene at twilight in the town square of Silver Spring, Md.

We'll head to Silver Spring to explore the community's past, present and future. We'll visit the legendary site from whence the community allegedly got its name, and we'll look back on the makeover of its downtown. Plus, we'll tour the home of famous conservationist Rachel Carson, and swing by a much-loved local institution where residents have been duckpin bowling for decades.

Music: "Every Little Bit Hurts" by John Davis from Title Tracks / "Spring is Here" by Cal Tjader from The Very Best of Cal Tjader's Latin Jazz

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