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The Itinerant Perikomian page 6

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preparation. At present West Virginia is leading the pace by a considerable margin. The earliest festival is the Maple Syrup Festival at Meyersdale, Pennsylvania, which will take place April 1, 2, 3, 1954. Meyersdale is the Maple Syrup capital of the mid-Allegheny Mountains. Recently there is talk of Garrett County promoting a Turkey Festival around the same time as its Autumn-Leaf Excursion sponsored and promoted by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. It presently leads all the other Tri-State counties in turkey production.

FOREST FIRES in the Tablelands devoured trees covering over one hundred and sixty-five thousand acres despite every precaution including the closing of the hunting season. 1953 will be remembered as having had the most protracted period of rainless days ever recorded. Many of our most reliable streams went dry thus destroying the fish. Next year the planting of the streams must start from scratch. West Virginia suffered most by the drought and fires. One of the oddities that occurred was in Garrett County, Maryland, where only five hundred acres were burned all the while the hunting season was opened. Since the hunters were not in West Virginia forests, what caused such a large acreage to be destroyed?


Felix G. Robinson

High water in Potomac River. This river has been the agent of destructive floods not only to communities along its banks but to the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. The Canal suffered several break-downs from floods during its hundred years of transportation service. The Potomac Club Building is in center background. On hill in far background is a mansion owned by the Carpenters. It was built around 1828. From Herman J. Miller Collection of historical pictures. Picture taken of flood in 1889.


Collection Location:
Ruth Enlow Library, Oakland

Original Size:
22 x 15 cms

Maryland, History


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

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