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Notes on the Pike, page 4

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(Civil). After Conrad Jesse W. Chaney kept the same house (long since demolished) for years." pp. 114, 115 "Brown's Miscellanies"

4       TOM JOHNSON'S. "TWO miles west from Chaney's (also Conrad), and at the foot of Little Savage Mountain Thomas Beall kept a tavern as early as 1830. William E. Beall, Supt. of the Uniontown, (Pa.) Rolling Mill was born at this old tavern. Thomas Beall removed from this place to Missouri. After a short absence he returned to Western Maryland and took charge of the Franklin House in Frostburg. Thomas Johnson succeeded Thomas Beall in the management of the tavern at the foot of Little Savage. It was a noted place, and Johnson was a noted character. He was a good fiddler and dancer. He owned a Negro named Dennis who was also a good dancer. Night after night in the cheerful bar room Dennis performed the 'double shuffle', responsive to lively music furnished by his old master." p. 206 Searight

5       PETER YEAST. "John Yeast (must have been of the same family as Peter as John is described as keeping a tavern at the same place as Peter) is dimly remembered as a man of splendid physique and generous nature. He was new, but suited to the business, enjoying perfect health and strength. Yet death came in early manhood, in 1834, and with it grave suspicions of foul play, insidious poison supposed to be the cause of his sudden death. The wife in after years was strongly suspected of being the author of her husband's death as well as that of others. The next keeper of the house that we recall was Mortimer D. Cade. " p. 116 "Brown's Miscellanies"


Grantsville, Md.

33 Years of Dependable Service
FORD AND MERCURY Grantsville, Md.       Phone 114


Editor: Felix G. Robinson


Collection Location:
Ruth Enlow Library, Oakland

Original Size:
22 x 15 cms

Maryland, History

Western Maryland, 1750-1963

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

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