Maryland's Appalachian Highlands: Massacres, Moonshine & Mountaineering

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A young George Washington once roamed the peaks, Civil War soldiers battled along the ridges, and bloody Prohibition skirmishes echoed among the dark hemlocks of Maryland's Appalachian Highlands. Local columnist and outdoorsman Tim Rowland introduces the remarkable history of the mountains of Western Maryland, from the rocky relations of Native Americans and early settlers and the Battle of South Mountain to the faded elegance of Gilded Age resorts and the coming of the B&O Railroad. With a keen eye and dry sense of humor, Rowland regales readers with tales of mischievous ghosts, presidential retreats, and intrepid hikers while celebrating the breathtaking beauty and unique culture of Maryland's Appalachian Highlands.
ISBN: 9781596296688
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Maryland
Images: 58
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Tim Rowland is a veteran History Press author, having written High Peaks: A History of Hiking the Adirondacks from Noah to Neoprene. With this new work, Mr. Rowland will be on his home turf, where he has been a newspaper columnist and freelance magazine writer for many years. He has also established a friendly relationship with many Washington County and Maryland historical societies and museums. Past history and outdoors magazine articles and High Peaks have established Mr. Rowland as an authority on local history.