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Garrett County Silver, page 4

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between Blacklick Run and Bluelick Run. All of these runs drain into the Savage River. This spot is perhaps not more than six or eight miles "as the crow flies" from the site of the Silver Belle but many times that distance by existing roads.

According to a story told at the time, the discovery was made as a result of a dream by Mrs. Duckworth. She was supposed to have dreamed three nights in succession that silver would be found by digging beside a certain log in the woods with which she was familiar. I cannot vouch for the story but at any rate an excavation was made and some promising looking ore was found. I visited the mine in company with a number of neighborhood boys and was shown what was believed to be silver ore. Since I had never seen any silver ore at that time, I was in no position to judge its merits.

Some prominent figures became interested and invested some money in the venture, although I do not believe any stock was sold. I do not know just what the financial arrangements were. Ex-Governor Lloyd Lowdnes was one of the V. I. P.'s that visited the location and invested some money. Again, silver was not found in paying quantities, and again rosy dreams of sudden wealth went glimmering.


Roy Durst


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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