CD: History of Western Maryland. Being a History of Frederick, Montgomery, Carroll, Washington, Allegany, and Garrett Counties from the earliest Period to the Present Day Including Biographical Sketches of their Representative Men

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CD: History of Western Maryland. Being a History of Frederick, Montgomery, Carroll, Washington, Allegany, and Garrett Counties from the earliest Period to the Present Day Including Biographical Sketches of their Representative Men - J. Thomas Scharf. “In the compilation of this history no authority of importance has been overlooked. The topography and geology, as well as the geography, of Western Maryland have received the attention which their importance demands. Sketches of the rise, progress, and…condition of the various religious denominations, professions, political parties, and charitable and benevolent institutions, societies, and orders form a conspicuous feature of the work. Manufacturing, commercial, and agricultural interests have…a prominent place. An account of the county school system is also given, and a history of the various institutions of learning of which Western Maryland has every reason to be proud. An honest effort has been made to do justice to both sections in the relation of such events of The Civil War as come between the proper scope of a purely local history. Considerable space has been given to biographies of leading and representative men…who have borne an active part in the…history of Frederick, Washington, Montgomery, Allegany, Carroll, and Garrett Counties. A distinguishing feature of the work is its statistics of the various districts into which the six counties of Western Maryland are divided.” These include “narratives of early settlements, descriptions of interesting localities, and personal reminiscences. The maps, views, and portraits are a prominent accompaniment, and add interest and attractiveness to the subjects which they are designed to illustrate and explain.” A fullname and subject index provides easy access to all information. (1882), 2002, CD, Adobe Acrobat, v5, PC and Mac, 1674 pp. 101-CD2155 ISBN: 0788421557