Annotation / Notes: Brunswick was a community tied together and given its identify by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. When the railroad left in the late twentieth century the town lost its identify and underwent a drastic change. It experienced a period of crisis where the whole concept of community was called into question.
Annotation / Notes: A tourism piece, but one which offers good basic information on a number of western Maryland's geological landmarks -- Crystal Grottoes Caverns, Sideling Hill Road Cut, and The Devil's Racecourse.
Shank, Christopher. "Wings Over Hagerstown: Experiencing the Second World War in Western Maryland." Maryland Historical Magazine 88 (Winter 1993): 444-61.
Annotation / Notes: During World War II the growth of the Fairchild Aircraft Corporation in Hagerstown had a social and economic impact on the community. However, for a variety of reasons the city was not radically changed by this growth. The community was not greatly disrupted. In part, this was because the workers employed by the Corporation were local. There was no large influx of immigrant workers, thus the community did not have to change to meet their needs. Mention is also made of Triumph Industries activities in Elkton.
Strain, Paula M.The Blue Hills of Maryland: History Along the Appalachian Trail on South Mountain and the Catoctins. Vienna, VA: Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, 1993.
Annotation / Notes: Strain states that the Maryland portion of the Appalachian Trail has more history than any other part of the path. She presents this history as one would encounter it along the trail, heading north from Harpers Ferry to Pennsylvania. A great deal of this history relates to the Civil War. She also tells the history of the Trail itself.
Tack, George E. "The Romantic Gwynn's Falls Valley." History Trails 26 (Autumn 1991-Winter 1991-92): 1-5.
Annotation / Notes: A reprint of poet Tack's 1907 Maryland Monthly Magazine article describing the Valley, its businesses, its mills, its homes, etc., including the natural world. It ends with a poem by Folger McKinsey and one by Tack on the Valley.
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