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Dean, David M. "Meshach Browning: Bear Hunter of Allegany County, 1781-1859." Maryland Historical Magazine 91 (Spring 1996): 73-83.
Annotation / Notes: Meshach Browning was the author of an autobiography, Forty-Four Years of the Life of a Hunter, that might more properly be seen as a tall tale wrapped around the framework of an actual life. Browning (1751-1859) inhabited the frontier in the westernmost part of Maryland that later became Garrett County. He claimed to have killed 400 bears in his career. For those attracted to the stories of Davy Crockett or Paul Bunyon, Meshach Browning's life offers entertaining reading.
Dean, David M. The McKaig Journal, a Confederate Family of Cumberland. Cumberland, MD: Allegheny County Historical Society, 1984.
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.
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.
Crosby, Anthony E., Jr. "Rough-Riding in Western Maryland: Teddy Roosevelt on the Political Stump in 1899." Journal of the Alleghenies 28 (1992): 35-48.
Hollis, Jeffrey R., and Charles S. Roberts. East End: Harpers Ferry to Cumberland, 1842-1992. Baltimore: Barnard Roberts, 1992. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.
Hollis, Jeffrey R., and Charles S. Roberts. "Sara Roberta Getty, 1881-1973: Newswoman and Author of Poems." Glades Star 9 (June 1999): 53-54, 58.
Scott, Harold L., Sr. "Catherine Elizabeth Wilton Sleeman Radcliff: The Exceptional Immigrant Lady of Pompey Smash." Journal of the Alleghenies 34 (1998): 79-86.
McGovern, Constance M. "'Liberty to Them Is as Sweet as It Is to Me': Slave Life in Allegany County, Maryland, 1789-1864." Maryland Historical Magazine, 107 (Winter 2012): 404-39.