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Small Town... With a Spectacular History, page 6

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President Ulysses S. Grant or President Benjamin Harrison would alight from their carriages unattended and make purchases in the shops. They were not pressed for autographs or handshakes, and there was no need for guards. President and Mrs. Grover Cleveland were to be seen coming from the Presbyterian Church where they had attended services and heard a mountain milk maid sing a hymn.

William McKinley and William F. Cody (Buffalo Bill) were pallbearers at the funeral of General George Crook, America's most famous Indian fighter. His home, "Crook's Crest" is still one of Oakland's landmarks. General Benjamin Kelley of the Civil War spent his last days on a farm on the outskirts of town, where he watched his played-out war horses drop dead in the deep pasture of the glades. Captain James Brock, the last survivor of "The Light Brigade" (Crimean War, 1854)


Felix G. Robinson

"Crook's Crest", originally the summer residence of General and Mrs. George A. Crook. The General died in the Palmer House in Chicago at time the house was being built. In recent years it was the summer residence of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Mitchell Weeks of Washington. Mr. Weeks was connected with The Bureau of Engraving, and made many of the models of U. S. coins and paper bills. His wife, known as Thekla Fundenburg Weeks, wrote the Centennial History of Oakland (1849-1949), and other books on local history; also a contributor to "The Glades Star". The E. L. Busey family now own and occupy this residence the year around. Picture made by Caleb Winslow Jr. of Baltimore, Maryland.


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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