Allegany County

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Overview
Allegany County's historical significance covers a broad range of topics and years. Established in 1789, the county rapidly developed in the 19th century due to transportation advantages, industrialization, natural resources, and the entrepreneurial spirit of its citizens. Allegany County's economy continued to expand in the 20th century, as additional industries made western Maryland their home. Industrial growth created towns and commercial opportunities that have shaped the county's character for more than two centuries.
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ISBN: 9780738587042
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Date:
State: Maryland
Series: Images of America
Images: 225
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author
This is author Dan Whetzel's third local historical publication since 2002. Included in Images of America: Allegany County are a variety of photographs from local sources that feature schools, industries, locally owned businesses, and patriotic, sporting, and other noteworthy events that defined local communities throughout the 20th century.
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