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These consisted of grist mills, iron furnace, forge and foundry, saw-mills, distilleries (John Fike Sr. had two distilleries, and a Frazee had another) & woolen mills. If our economy had not shifted from water power, and if the proposed canal sponsored by Washington had connected the waters of the Potomac with the Youghiogheny and Ohio had been completed, Selbysport and environs would have remained the dominant community in Garrett County. It was named Selbysport in anticipation of the Canal. The Morgantown Road would most likely have been the chosen route to the Monongahela —as very early communities, both of industry and agriculture, were in a flourishing condition by the year the National Road was commenced.

Invention not only makes obsolete certain individual vocations but often, as in this instance, causes a prosperous and promising community to die. The contributions that Friendsville, Blooming Rose and Selbysport have made to the life and history of Garrett County should never be forgotten.

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MOUNTAIN MUSEUM. This is the only Museum in Western Maryland. See Vol. 1, No. 3 of Tableland Trails, pp 88-90. It is located off Rt. 40 at Eckhart, Maryland just east of Frostburg. Here at Eckhart one can still see the original stone houses built by Welsh miners. This is the oldest surviving mining community in the United States. The Museum provides not only an attractive exhibit of priceless relics, most of which cannot be seen elsewhere, but a rendezvous of interesting people gathered around a large round-oak table laden with good food and drink. J. N. Morrissey is the "One and only" host.

CUMBERLAND TIMES AND NEWS PUBLISHING COMPANY
WEEKDAYS, MORNING AND EVENING PAPERS THE SUNDAY TIMES
COMPLETE NEWS COVERAGE OF TRI-STATE AREA

Oakhurst Tea Room
THE TOP PLACE FOR FOOD AND ENTERTAINMENT IN THE TABLELAND
Country Style Dinners Served Daily From Noon to Nine P. M.
"ALL YOU CAN EAT"

Syckes Music Store
THE FINEST IN RECORDED MUSIC
WRITE FOR CATALOGUE 22 N. CENTRE STREET Cumberland, Maryland PARKVIEW 2-1340





ID:
gctg254

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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