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Small Town... With a Spectacular History, page 5

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while hiking through the forest. Mrs. Key purchased a hunting lodge from Edwin Stabler of the U. S. Bureau of Engraving, and Francis P. Blair of Blair House, Washington, D. C. Stabler and Blair were hunting cronies of Meschach Browning the best known of the pioneer hunters of the Alleghenies. It was the same year that the old hunter's book "Forty four Years of The Life of a Hunter" was published in Philadelphia. It has gone through thirteen editions. Mrs. Key enlarged the Lodge. It was occupied by her and her daughter's family every summer until the passing of the last survivor, Julia McHenry Howard, in 1959, a century later.

Also in 1859 an ailing U. S. Senator, Jefferson Davis, with his family spent several summer days at the Glades Hotel. He had come to receive treatment from Dr. Josiah Lee McComas a young physician with a wide reputation. The Senator was restored to health; the doctor was paid in gold pieces.

When the streets were aisles of oak and maple, and when lilacs bloomed in the front lawns, the townsfolk, bearded Amish farmers, and lumberjacks with calked-sole boots could gawk on many a day when


Felix G. Robinson


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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