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Annals of Oakland, page 2

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of what is now the Davis home and shop (now Jackson's Five and Ten Store). Some of the boys stole Mr. Penn's gown from his room and carried it to my friend's home. She basted on it a large sailor collar, cut from red flannel. The boys then attached it to the halliards, and ran it to the top of the pole where it fluttered gaily in the breeze for several days, to the great indignation of its owner. One of Mr. Penn's favorite modes of punishment was to make the delinquent take off one shoe and stand on the other foot. Then when the mischief maker would lose his balance and bring the naked foot to the floor it would receive a cruel whack with a heavy gad carried for such purposes.

One day a little Brandt girl brought a bottle of cinnamon essence to school and smeared some on her cheeks, which soon caused them to glow like live coals. Penn soon spied her and roared—"How dare you paint your face! Come here this minute." When she stood before him he spat in her face repeatedly and tried to wash off the color with his 'kerchief finding it only increased it. He boxed her ears and made her stand on the floor for hours.

William F. Thiede, born in Prussia, Germany in 1822; died in


Mae Yost

ELIZABETH PATTON, artist of Hollywood, Florida and Deep Creek Lake, standing beside her painting of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Station at Oakland, Maryland. This station was erected in 1884. The original station building was constructed in 1851. This is the oldest station on top of any mountain in the world. The painting was purchased by Mary Drake Bennett of Oakland in connection with Mrs. Patton's 1955 exhibition. Courtesy of "The Republican."


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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