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Deep Creek's yesterday and tomorrow

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Deep Creek's

By Eugene Alderton, Louise Ewald, John Fatkin, Mary Agnes McGann, Carolyn F. Smith
Creative Writing Class Frostburg State Teachers College Frostburg, Maryland

Edited by Pauline Hobbs, Instructor in English

Each year more vacationists—sports enthusiasts, lovers of nature, and seekers after the ideal climate—discover the vacation land of their dreams at Deep Creek Lake. Thousands find rest and recreation on the blue waters that nestle among the mountains of Garrett County. Perhaps only hundreds of these visitors realize, though, that they are swimming or fishing or sailing over ground once trod by George Washington and John C. Calhoun. It is true. The waters of this man-made lake sparkle over historic ground.

During the latter half of the eighteenth century George Washing-


Eugene Alderton, Louise Ewald, John Fatkin, Mary Agnes McGann, Carolyn F. Smith

Fireplace in "The Anchorage," the first summer residence on top of the Allegheny Mountains. It was built about 1850 by Roger Perry of Cumberland, Maryland on a tract of land purchased from his brother in law, John Hoye, known as "Peace and Plenty." The house burned down in 1915. The anchors are now in the front yard of one of the tenant houses. They can be viewed from the old Deer Park Road, past the hospital. Picture through the courtesy of Thornton Perry, Charles Town, W. Va., a grandson.


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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