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Mountain Lake Park Hotel

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The Mountain Lake Park Hotel


This hotel, the last of the original summer resort hotels in the mid-Allegheny Mountains, was formally opened July 25th, 1882. Mr. H. H. Van Meter was the proprietor. A short time afterwards the hotel was taken over by W. C. Dunnington who operated the hotel until his death. Since then it has been operated by his daughter, Mrs. June Dunnington Grimes, together in the last few years, with Mrs. Lillian Davis.

This hotel has kept its original Guest Registers

The first registrant was C. N. Sims of Syracuse, New York. Among the hundreds that registered the first season (1882) are listed names of folks from nearby communities many of whose descendants still live here, and perhaps some of those listed are still living.

J. A. Hostetter, Miss Maggie Knotts, Rowlesburg, W. Va.; A. A. Dunnington, M. W. Crane, J. M. Crane, Miss Junnie Crane, Cranberry Summit (now Terra Alta), W. Va.; Charles Smoot, Newburg, W. Va.; W. E. Sharps, Independence, W. Va.; F. W. Wright, Austin, W. Va.; N. M. Waters and J. L. Howard, Independence; Thomas R. Carscadon and family, Keyser, W. Va.; Mr. McWhorter, Jane Lew, W. Va.; J. C. Forman, Miss E. Forman, Bruceton Mills, W. Va.; G. W. Atkinson, Wheeling, W. Va.; Mr. and Mrs. George Cushman Sturgiss, Morgantown, W. Va.; D. J. Gibson and wife, G. A. Lickle and Lady, Newburg, W. Va.; Mrs. J. N. Senseman, Mrs. A. H. Bowman, Grafton, W. Va.; Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Paris, Miss Maggie Hansel, J. B. Tasker, Sallie Saylor, Rosa B. Shaffer, Keyser, W. Va.; Mary and Lee McFarland, Parkersburg, W. Va.; Mrs. James Adair, Mrs. C. W. Jackson, Cranberry Summit, W. Va.; Mrs. James Jackson and son, Kingwood, W. Va.; Charles Gladfelter, Baltimore, Maryland; Miss M. A. Anderson, Mrs. A. M. Boggs, Wheeling, W. Va.; Emerson Cottrill, Rowlesburg, W. Va.; F. I. Gonder, Cumberland, Md.; Emma Taylor and Maggie Flemming, Fairmont, W. Va.


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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