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.
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.
Adams, Cheryl, and Art Emerson.Religion Collections in Libraries and Archives: A Guide to Resources in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Washington: Humanities and Social Sciences Division, Library of Congress, 1998.
Annotation / Notes: Institutional level descriptions for nineteen Maryland libraries and archives holding significant religious collections. A tremendous level of detail is given. Subject headings are assigned to each institution. This guide is also available online at https://www.loc.gov/rr/main/religion/.
Marcum, Deanna B. "Old Clear Spring Library Remembered." Maryland Cracker Barrel (Dec. 1999/Jan 2000): 26, 28.
Annotation / Notes: The small, volunteer run, Clear Spring Library developed in a building which had served as a community kitchen and a soldier's canteen. The library existed only between the two great wars. This brief history is compiled from the quotes of community members.
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