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Small Town... With a Spectacular History, page 11

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inally from Tidewater and down-east families. During the reconstruction phase following the Civil War there commenced the interpenetration of its leadership with enterprising folks from west side of the mountains, notably West Virginians, commencing with A. D. Naylor (now 102 years old) who came here from Mineral County, W. Va., in 1884 and is still in business (79 years) at the spot where he started. Since World War II the influx of West Virginians, together with a few from other states, has accelerated. Thus there is blended the youth of the pioneer families with the youth from West Virginia, both in business and professions, that is producing a new level of competent cooperation and a new dynamic for small-town society—a new strain that is productive of harmony, of achievement in a manifold agenda for the commonwealth.

The life of the community, in relation to itself, to the county, is channelled through the Mountain Top Chamber of Commerce, The Deep Creek Lake, Garrett County Promotion Council, The Garrett County Development Corporation, together with a very workable cooperation between federal and state agencies. The Garrett County Development Corporation reflects a cross-section of the business and professional leadership in every community in the County.

When the country at large is being threatened with a water shortage, the town of Oakland, through its competent Mayor Russell L.


Felix G. Robinson

Fourth of July Parade on Second Street in Oakland in 1898—twenty days before the birth of the Editor which was in the residence of Patrick Hamill two blocks north on the same street. The float in the rear was from Mt. Lake Park. The building at left center, with the two awnings, was the Garrett National Bank. This side of the bank is a blacksmith shop. Picture by H. L. Grant. From the Bern Nally Collection.


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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