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Pittman, LaVern. "Walnut Level: A Model Farm in Allegany County." Journal of the Alleghenies 30 (1994): 3-12.
Ware, Donna M. Green Glades & Sooty Gob Piles: The Maryland Coal Region's Industrial and Architectural Past. Crownsville, MD: Maryland Historical and Cultural Publications, 1991.
Annotation / Notes: Some 6,000 bridges, iron furnaces, log schoolhouses, company offices and stores, miner's houses, mill buildings, banks, churches, mansions, inns, resort cottages, and other structures associated with the extractive, manufacturing, and transportation industries of Garrett and western Allegany counties are surveyed and described here, with photographs, and contributions by Orlando Ridout, V, Geoffey B. Henry, and Mark R. Edwards. The largest project to date conducted by the Maryland Historical Trust is essential to an understanding of the unique remains of Maryland's historic resort area and coal and iron district.
Bross-Fregonara, Nanci. "Allegany County." Mid-Atlantic Country 12 (January 1991): WM11, WM15-16.
Browne, Gary L. "Urban Centers of the Past." Maryland Heritage News 2 (Fall 1984): 6-7.
Annotation / Notes: A variety of factors effect the rise and fall of urban centers -- transportation, market, environmental, and political changes, as well as the rise of other centers. Browne presents a brief discussion of the fate of approximately ten urban centers.
Buckley, Geoffrey L. "Converting Minerals into Merchandise: Landownership and Environmental Alteration in the George's Creek Valley of Western Maryland, 1789-1842." Historical Geography 26 (1998): 151-75.
Gude, Gilbert. Where the Potomac Begins: A History of the North Branch Valley. Cabin John, MD: Seven Locks, Press, 1984.
Annotation / Notes: A history of the coal communities of Kemptown, MD, and Elk Garden, WV. Nicely illustrated, including 1939 Farm Security Administration photos, by John Vachon, of the Kemptwon miners and their families.
Hattery, Thomas H., ed. Western Maryland : A Profile. Foreword by Charles McC. Mathias Jr. Mt. Airy, MD: Lomond Books, 1980.
Annotation / Notes: This work describes the Counties which make up Maryland's Sixth Congressional District. The chapters are written by individuals involved in current affairs. The focus is on politics, government, and the economic nature of the counties. There is a great deal of statistical information. Chapter VIII includes brief essays on the future of Western Maryland by notable Maryland Officials, such as Governor Hughes, the heads of various state agencies, and people of note in the counties.
Randolph, B. S. "History of the Maryland Coal Region." Journal of the Alleghenies 29 (1993): 47-62.
Annotation / Notes: Originally published by the Maryland Geological Survey, in 1905, this work discusses the development of Allegany County's mining industry, including the unionization of the miners.
Ware, Donna M. Green Glades & Sooty Gob Piles: The Maryland Coal Region's Industrial and Architectural Past. Crownsville, MD: Maryland Historical and Cultural Publications, 1991.
Annotation / Notes: The results of an architectural survey, it presents a useful overview of the coal region. Included is the history of settlement, the history of the industry, and an architectural history. The list of historic resources would be of use to anyone interested in the region.
Buckley, Geoffrey L. "The Environmental Transformation of an Appalachian Valley, 1850-1906." Geographical Review 88 (April 1998): 175-98.
Buckley, Geoffrey Littlefield. Tapping the Big Vein: Coal Mining and Environmental Alterations in Maryland's Appalachian Region, 1789-1906. Ph.D. diss., University of Maryland, College Park, 1997.
Munn, Robert F. The Coal Industry in America: A Bibliography and Guide to Sources. 2nd ed. Morgantown, WV: West Virginia University Library, 1977.
Annotation / Notes: Numerous references to Maryland.
Feldstein, Albert L. Feldstein's Historic Coal Mining and Railroads of Allegany County, Maryland. Allegany County, MD: Commercial Press, 2000.
Stakem, Patrick H. "The Mount Savage Shops." National Railway Bulletin 62, no. 2 (1997): 4-23.
Buckley, Geoffrey L., and Betsy Burstein. "When Coal Was King: the Consolidation Coal Company's Maryland Division Photographs." Maryland Historical Magazine 91 (1996): 298-310.
Failing, Anne. "The Lonaconing Silk Mill, 1907-1957: An Allegany High School, Maryland, Student Service Alliance Oral History." Labor's Heritage 10 (no. 4, 1999-2000): 56-70.
Liebenau, Jonathan. "A Case Unresolved: Mrs. George vs. Dr. Hand and his Colic Cure." Pharmacy in History 31 (1989): 135-138.
Staup, Thomas; Anne Failing, interviewer. "Oral History." Labor's Heritage 10 (no. 4, 1999-2000): 71-75.
Staup, Thomas; Anne Failing, interviewer. "The Kitzmiller 'Company Store'." Glades Star, 9 (September 2002): 582, 587.
Staup, Thomas; Anne Failing, interviewer. "Rising Sun Tavern." Glades Star, 9 (March 2002): 514, 524.
Staup, Thomas; Anne Failing, interviewer. "Two Stanton's Mill Company Books." Glades Star, 9 (September 2002): 588-90, 587.
Harvey, Katherine A.,ed. The Lonaconing Journals: The Founding of a Coal and Iron Community, 1837-1840. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, vol. 67, pt. 2, Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1977.
Sparber, Andrew. "The Electrification of Georges Creek." Journal of the Alleghenies, 53 (2017): 87-100.
Dietle, Lannie. "Commercial Activity at Wills Creek before the Founding of Cumberland." Journal of the Alleghenies, 54 (2018): 22-33.
Sparber, Andrew. The Electrification of Allegany County, Maryland. 2nd ed. [Cumberland, MD?]: The Author, 2017.