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The first English Lutheran Parsonage

Accident, Maryland: Sleigh in front of the Lutheran parsonage. Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


FIRST ENGLISH LUTHERAN PARSONAGE. The house in the background was the first English Lutheran Parsonage in Accident. The land was purchased from Eli McMillen on September 15, 1881 for one hundred dollars.

At the time, sleighs were a mark of prestige; only the wealthier families could afford them. Some were beautifully upholstered in velvet. Sleigh bells were a "must" for the horses. Families who had no sleigh or sled usually walked or rode horses when it was expedient for them to travel. When roads were drifted shut with snow, the family remained at home, missing school and church services. If trips to the store were necessary, the father or older sons made the trip by horseback or on foot. Life was much slower and simpler then.


Family of Mary Miller Strauss

Collection Location:
Ruth Enlow Library, Accident, MD

Original Size:
26 x 21 cms

Accident (Md.)--History; Garrett County (Md.)-- Pictorial works.

Garrett County (Md.), undated

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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