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Annals of Oakland, page 3

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Baltimore, Md. He held music classes in Oakland every summer for a number of years. He was the last survivor of a famous band in Baltimore, known as the Germania Band, one of the pioneer organizations introducing orchestral music in the United States. He had been a violinist and bassoonist for seventy years. During Jenny Lind's tour of America Prof. Thiede was one of forty musicians accompanying her. Among his close personal friends was P. T. Barnum. He was one of Baltimore's most prominent figures for many years, highly honored both as artist and man. (Editor's note: Prof. Thiede stayed at the summer boarding house of Mrs. Michael (Bridget) Maroney from 1890 to 1904. This was on High Street.) Prof. Thiede directed the Lutheran choir; Dr. John G. Robinson was his accompanist.

The father of Dr. Thayer of Grafton, W. Va. lived at Thayer's Tavern (Editor's note: Carries Restaurant) for some years. The doctor, then a boy of ten used to carry the mail from Oakland to Winston (later known as Fort Pendleton). One dark night as he was riding down the mountain road beyond the Mason farm his horse began to


Mae Yost


Collection Location:
Ruth Enlow Library, Oakland

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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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