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Accident pioneers, page 6

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there arose some small industries to aid the people in maintaining their standard of living.

Some of the industries established:

1. The tanneries—Hinebaugh, Boyer, Richter

2. The distillery-Miller

3. The grist mills—Engles, Kaese

4. The harness makers—Eli McMillen

5. Cooper, cabinet-makers, hand-looms and custom tailoring

6. Creamery—Speicher

7. Slate roofing—Burkhard

8. Bootery—Goehringer

9. Blacksmith—Georg

10. Apple butter mill—Richter

11. Stock-breeding—Speicher

It can be noted that all the small industries found in the community accent the consistent record in making farming the chief vocation of the community. What industries were established were for the advancement of the farmer in the interest of farming.

Harvey J. Speicher, a prominent farmer and businessman of this community served his county in the dual role of farming and in legislation, having served as State Senator for several terms.

In the religious life of the community, effort is noticeable and


Kathryn A. Speicher

Gathering of members of congregation of Bear Creek Church (Dunkard) on the occasion of annual Love-Feast (Agape) around 1900. Picture through the courtesy of Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. Kahl, Accident, Md.


Collection Location:
Ruth Enlow Library, Oakland

Original Size:
22 x 15 cms

Editor: Felix G. Robinson

Maryland, History

Western Maryland, 1750-1963

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

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