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Native Man in Garrett County page 11

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a mound of stones and earth. In digging out the animal the hunters discovered it was an Indian tomb, containing human bones, a stone tomahawk, arrow points and pottery. Later, other Indian graves were found nearby, and many relics of these people have been found in the Indian Meadow. This camp was some distance south of the Great Warrior Path." (Charles E. Hoye—"Indian Camp Sites in Garrett County")


In 1907 while the writer was cultivating a field he found beautiful, large arrow points near the spreading oak. His mother told him that the Indians had had a camp here. Near the oak is an Indian grave, and a variable fountain of cold water.


"A stone burial ground constructed by pre-historic Indians was opened in October 1962 by F. R. Corliss Jr. and Robert Brenneman. The mound was located on the Troxell Tichnell farm overlooking Folly Run about three miles south-west of Bloomington.

Corliss said two flexed burials were found, each facing the Northeast, and resting in pits whose sides were lined with slabs of sandstone set on edge. One of these burials had a triangular arrow-point in the rib area, a point of clear crystal quartz lay near the skull. The other burial had a wing-bone of a snow goose resting on the skull which indicated a feather head piece."

(From The Republican, January 1963)


Rev. J. C. Breuninger

The author at an old Indian grave by Frozen Camp Run. The Indians camped under this oak. When a boy he found a number of Indian arrow points here. His mother pointed out the location. Picture taken June 16, 1946. (Courtesy George W. Breuninger, Sunnyside, Garrett County, Maryland.)

Summer 1963

Collection Location:
Ruth Enlow Library, Oakland

Original Size:
22 x 15 cms

Editor: Felix G. Robinson

Maryland, History

Western Maryland, 1750-1963

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

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