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Hancock, P.T. Little's store ( more details)

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The canal reached the little town of fewer than 400 residents, Hancock, in April of 1839. At the arrival of the canal mills, warehouses and stores opened in hopes of taking advantage of the new trade. P.T. Little’s store would have done business in the local area along with canal trade.

P.T. Little was listed in the 1880 census as "keeping a grain store." By 1900 he was a "merchant (general store)." Little had previously been a mule driver and steered his father’s boat while a teenager. In his twenties he owned and captained boats on the canal ( Leatherman). The warehouse was thought to be the biggest one between Georgetown and Cumberland.


E.M. Leatherman, Hancock, 1776-1976 [Hagerstown, Md.] : E.M. Leatherman, [1988].

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Hancock Historical Society

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal (Md.); Washington County (Md.), History

Maryland, 1824-1938

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

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