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Deer Park, page 13

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timore and Ohio, contributed valuable information and data. The staff of the Maryland Room of the Enoch Pratt Library were most helpful.

A diary kept by the writer for some 40 years, in which he was accustomed to record past happenings of interest as related by older residents, also was relied upon to some extent. (Many of these incidents had been recounted by the writer's father, Patrick J. Garrett (1861-1934), Superintendent of Grounds at the Oakland Hotel, 1881-1887 and at the Deer Park Hotel from 1887 until the Hotel closed in 1929. A lifelong and well known resident of Deer Park, Mr. Garrett had driven a one horse cart on the grounds when the Hotel was being built in 1872, when he was but 11 years of age. After 50 years' service in a supervisory capacity he retired in 1931, having served under seven presidents of The Baltimore and Ohio: Messrs. John W. and Robert Garrett, Samuel Spencer, Charles F. Mayer, John K. Cowen, Oscar G. Murray and Daniel Willard, all of whom spent as much time as possible at Deer Park in the summer. It seems appropriate that of all the vast army of men and women who were employed at the Hotel during its long life Mr. Garrett, who as a boy had helped clear the ground for the first buildings 57 years previously, was the last one remaining on the scene when the Hotel finally closed its doors for the last time.)

Another to whom the writer is indebted for much information is


Robert Browning Garrett

Patrick J. Garrett (1861-1934). Superintendent of Grounds of the Oakland Hotel 1881-1887, Superintendent of Grounds of the Deer Park Hotel 1887-1929, the year it closed. He was the father of the author of ''Some Recollections of Deer Park." Courtesy of R. B. Garrett.


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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