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Some Recollections of Deer Park


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Some Recollections of Deer Park

By

Robert Browning Garrett

One day in September, 1900, a correspondent for The Baltimore Sun, while a guest at the Deer Park Hotel, sent an article to his paper in which he wrote: —

"The comfortable and well-appointed folk who loaf luxuriously and cultivate the delights of an elegant ease and idleness on the porches of the hotel at Deer Park today may be regarded as in some sort the natural and inevitable outcome of a 'notion' that a plain man had fondly cherished in the glades and woods and by the mountain springs of Allegany county 64 years ago—a man who foregathered familiarly with the bear and the panther, the prowling wolf and the antlered buck; to whom the rattlesnake was but a diverting incident and the wild turkey or mountain trout a bright, brief joy in the intervals! of business.

It was in the winter of 1836 that Meshack Browning, famous hunter and ranger, first entertained the happy thought of taking unto




ID:
gctg152

Creator:
Robert Browning Garrett

Notes:
DEER PARK HOTEL. Built in 1872. Operated until 1924. This picture through the courtesy of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.

Date:
1956

Collection Location:
Ruth Enlow Library, Oakland

Original Size:
22 x 15 cms

Subject:
Maryland, History

Coverage:
Western Maryland, 1750-1963

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

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