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George's Creek History Room, 1997

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LONACONING — The new George's Creek Regional Library will hardly be a one dimensional facility.

In addition to the books and other resources the library will house, it will feature an exhibit displaying items of local history.

According to James Klipstein II, a volunteer who has worked closely with the George's Creek Promotion Council and the town, such a display is needed to preserve items of local importance for generations to come. In a recent letter to the Times-News, he likened the library to the police or fire departments in terms of its importance to the community.

"I view the library at Georges Creek as a depository for historical materials," Klipstein said.

"Therefore, it's important for them to be rounded up and put in a safe place for all to see and use."

Mining equipment and military memorabilia are among the items Klipstein said will likely be donated, but he also said he'd "expect anything from A to Z."


Cumberland Times-News

The photograph shows one of the History Room cabinets with some of its many local items. The image is courtesy of the George's Creek History Exhibit which includes catalogs of items in the room. This cabinet includes the Lonaconing City Band drum, a miner's lunch bucket, Lonaconing Glass, Silk from the local Silk mill, and many photographs.

Other items from the History Room are on the Whilbr website, Lefty Grove, the Barton Store ledger 1895, and the George's Creek Coal and Iron Company's payroll for 1906.


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Public libraries, Maryland, Allegany County; Allegany County Library System (Md.), Anniversaries.

Allegany County (Md,), 1924-2010

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

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