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as a red oak would sink. The crosstie industry materially assisted in making Friendsville a lively trading center. Individual cutters brought the crossties there where they were exchanged for sugar, flour, picnic twist and sundry other items. And when the ridges abounded in great groves of chestnuts the farmers would sack them, placing them in wagons hauled by four horses and bring them to Friendsville where they were bartered for merchandise—and then shipped by rail to the city markets.

A few years ago when the writer was commencing his research on Tableland Trails he interviewed Samuel N. Long who spoke of his recollections of Friendsville around 1900.

The following is an extract from Samuel N. Long's Recollections: By 1900 Friendsville had three hotels (1) The Crawford House, (2) The Deane House, and (3) The Riverside Hotel. Mother Taylor ran a restaurant. There was only one colored person in the village, a barber by the name of Jackson. Jerry Nugent and Charles Johnson ran Livery stables. A man by the name of Mitchell operated the Crawford House. A Mr. Holmes was one of the blacksmiths. Fred Fox had a feed store. Clarence Guard sold general merchandise. Dr. Mason ran a drug store along with his medical practice. Uncle Lett Frantz

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FRIEND'S STOCKYARD
ACCIDENT, MARYLAND SALES HELD EVERY MONDAY, COMMENCING 2 P. M.
A Tri-State Market Where Hundreds of Tri-State People Buy and Sell Every Week.
The largest stockyard in this part of the country. BLAINE H. FRIEND, Founder and President




ID:
gctg246

Creator:
Felix G. Robinson

Date:
1956

Collection Location:
Ruth Enlow Library, Oakland

Original Size:
22 x 15 cms

Subject:
Maryland, History

Coverage:
Western Maryland, 1750-1963

 
 
Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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