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Small Town... With a Spectacular History, page 2


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Ohio Railroad. Two years later the rails had reached Wheeling, West Virginia on the Ohio River. The city of Baltimore and the Ohio River Valley were now launched in a diversified enterprise. This was the event that helped place Baltimore in a front position as a seaport for world commerce. Because of the railroad Oakland became the first mountaintop summer resort in the United States. Its station has not missed a day of passenger and freight traffic since 1851, with exception of wrecks and unforeseen circumstances.

There are multitudes of communities beautiful for situation, filled with culture-relics, and much older, scattered throughout the world that




ID:
gctg208

Creator:
Felix G. Robinson

Notes:
Francis Thomas, Governor of Maryland (1841-1844). Ambassador to Peru, 1872. Latter part of his life resided in Garrett County near 17 Mile Grade. Picture through courtesy of Maryland Historical Society and Caleb Winslow.

Date:
1963

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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