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Memories of Oakland, page 12


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rear where he lived with his family. It was here that I witnessed a free street fight in which about 25 Irish laborers of the railroad who had been sampling Kennedy's whiskey became too enthusiastic. They swarmed out of the building into the street and the fun (?) began. There were no friends nor foes as far as I could distinguish. Everybody tried to hit somebody else with something. There were numerous bloody noses and faces. The most seriously injured was Mr. Sowers who was merely a spectator. A stone some Irishman threw at random struck him on the head and laid him to the ground senseless.

The first political meeting that was ever held in Oakland that I can recall was held in a ten pin alley located a little way north of Kennedy's grog shop. It was during the Buchanan and Fremont campaign. Dan Vorhees was the orator. He defended slavery and said "the tropical sun of the South would broil the brain out of a white man

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Michael Candy Company
Distributors: WISE POTATO CHIPS — JACK'S SNAPS CANDY — CONFECTIONS
39 SEVENTH STREET
OAKLAND, MARYLAND
DEERFIELD 4-3415

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GARRETT COUNTY'S NEWEST DRUG STORE
A Drug Store That Carries Forward Pharmacy's Finest Traditions
You Can Meet Here for a Real Ice Cream Soda
YOU CAN SHOP HERE FOR EVERYTHING
Two Registered Pharmacists to Serve You
This Is
ENGLANDERS
A WALGREEN DRUG STORE


OAKLAND, MARYLAND




ID:
gctg201

Creator:
Thomas J. Brandt

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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