Garrett County

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Established in 1872, Garrett, Maryland's westernmost county, was the last county created in the state and is named for John Work Garrett, then president of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. The images presented here were selected with care from the author's collection of several thousand postcards. Featured are Garrett's numerous towns and communities; downtown business scenes; residential views; historic buildings, churches, railroad stations; and the great resort hotels. Also included are the county's many historic and natural landmarks, rustic scenes, the Deep Creek Lake area, and varied sites along the historic National Road. A special element is the inclusion of many of the personal messages sent on the back of the postcards.
ISBN: 9780738542669
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Maryland
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
This is Albert L. Feldstein's sixth publication chronicling the history of Garrett County. As always, Feldstein provides a comprehensive, informative, and visually entertaining portrayal of the county's history and heritage. An award-winning amateur historian, Feldstein has, since 1980, published 27 books and videotapes and spoken to hundreds of groups on the history of all three western Maryland counties as well as nearby West Virginia. Along with historic photographs and postcards, Feldstein is an avid collector of political campaign and “protest” buttons.
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