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George Rinehart page 5

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ing such signs as The Chequers (similar to The Chequers found in Pompeii) and the Bush (or the ivy-bush symbol of Bacchus). This it was that led Chaucer's Pardoner to say: 'Heer at this alestake I wol both drinke, and eten of a cake.' From the Roman lodging by way of the monastic hostel and the hospitable manor house we have an evolving tradition of the inn." It appears that Rinehart's Tavern reflected this kind of hospitality. In 1891 I saw the Tavern on many occasions when I was going to the old plank school at Sunnyside where John Gnegy was my able teacher—and when Jonas Yutzy, his family and mother, lived in the old log tavern. The tavern in modern America has gone into decline; it no longer is a central meeting place of the social activities of the community.


On September 20, 1820 George Rinehart deeded to Rev. Frederick Haas, Pastor of "The First Church of Jesus Christ in The Youghiogheny Glades" a half acre lot surveyed by William Waller Hoye August 20, 1820. William Waller Hoye, brother of John Hoye Esq. of Cumberland, Md., was a professional surveyor and lived in Sang Run until his death in 1836. The stipulation was that it be used by the German Lutheran and Dutch Reformed people. That is why the Old Order Amish-Mennonite people were obliged to use the Rinehart Tavern for their meetings, as mentioned in the above quotation from Peter Gortner's Journal (1819-1903).

The church was dedicated by the Rev. Frederick Heyer who at that time was Pastor on the Circuit of Mt. Carmel Lutheran Charge. Another person who had a prominent part in the dedication was Rev


Rev. J. C. Breuninger

The Church of Susan, Sunnyside, Maryland (1821-1868). Dedicated by Rev. C. F. Heyer. Courtesy, Rev. J. C. Breuninger.


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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