Small Town... With a Spectacular History, page 7
was our oldest and most famous warrior. He was a very peaceable, dignified, kindly gentleman.
Between Oakland and Deer Park, a distance of six miles, there were three dozen summer hotels around the turn of this century. The Mountain Lake Hotel is the one survivor and still doing business. Alexander Graham Bell experimented with telephone connections between the Oakland and Deer Park Hotels that had been built within the same decade by John W. Garrett, President of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Together they could accommodate a thousand people. It was in Deer Park in 1886 that Archbishop Gibbons of Baltimore was notified by the Papal Nuncio that His Holiness Leo XIII had made him a cardinal. One of the most notable gatherings in the history of the resort was
Felix G. Robinson
The last dance party for Oakland children held at the Oakland Hotel in the summer of 1907 under the sponsorship and tutelage of Mrs. Elizabeth (Aunt Libby) Hyde. The hotel was dismantled in 1909. Front row, left to right: Arthur Townsend, John Mitchell, Lyden White, Irvin Baumgartner, Mary Willison, ? ?, Ralph Robinson, ? ?. Second row: Regina Helbig, Lillian Helbig, ? ?, a Miss Linville, Elizabeth Mitchell. Third row: Cecelia Hart, Elizabeth Willison, Ruth Robinson, Margaret Sincell, ? ?, Mildred Dixon. Fourth row: Carleton Hinebaugh (sitting on post), ? ?, Emroy Bolden (with large bow tie), David Burke, Frederick Thayer (in dark blouse), and Genevieve Paddock (seated on post). Fifth row: Felix Robinson, ? ?, Lois Fraley, ? ?. Sixth row: Girl (seated on post), ? ?, Douglas Sincell (in large hat), Frances Hamill, Le Mark Ward, Isabel Hamill (seated on post). The last row: Mrs. Hamill, Mrs. White, Veronica Rasche (the tall one), Aunt Libby Hyde (third from last). Several on this row of adults not identified. Picture courtesy of Dr. Irvin Baumgartner.
Ruth Enlow Library, Oakland
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Western Maryland, 1750-1963