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Small Town... With a Spectacular History, page 4

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Crayon and Rebecca Harding Davis, writers for Harper's Magazine, explored the region and visited the solitary mountaineers.

Mrs. Francis Scott Key, with her eldest child (Phoebe Key Howard), stepped down from the train on Oakland's platform in the summer of 1859. She had been told that one could see ladies wearing shawls on cool July afternoons, and at nightfall sitting around fireplaces on whose mantles would be drying the skins of rattlesnakes that had been killed


Felix G. Robinson

This is possibly the earliest picture of the Garrett Memorial Church, then Presbyterian Memorial Church, and now St. Matthew's Episcopal Church. Presidents Grant, Cleveland, and Benjamin Harrison attended services here when they were vacationing at nearby Deer Park. Courtesy, Rev. Shelby Walthall.


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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