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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM571_sideling-hill-cut-south-bench_Hancock-MD.html
Across the highway, you have a clue to the past. The slanting tan sandstone was the bed of a river which scoured out the curved place you see. The river meandered away and left a marshy area or lake which was filled with dark gray mud or claystone…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM56R_sideling-hill-cut-north-bench_Hancock-MD.html
The sweep of geologic time exposed by this 380 foot slice into Sideling Hill spans about 20 million years. From the dark gray marine rocks at the far end of the north slope which are about 36 million years old, to the white continental sandstones …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM56H_the-challenge-of-sideling-hill_Hancock-MD.html
"Our pleasure trips usually stopped at the top of the mountain because of thehairpin turn to the right that dropped into a severely sharp curve." This route is an ancient one. Our travelingancestors pushed across, around and finallythrough thi…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM569_the-national-road_Hancock-MD.html
". . . so many happy people, restless in the midst of abundance." —Alexis de Tocqueville, 1840. Americans are an adventurous people. Frompast to present, they have used feet, horses,wagons, stagecoaches, canals, railroads,bicycles, automo…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM4JO_st-thomas-church_Hancock-MD.html
During 1861-62 the church was used as a hospital by Union troops of 39th Illinois Regiment Volunteers, 5th Connecticut Regiment Volunteers, 46th Pennsylvania Regiment Volunteers, and 28th New York Regiment Volunteers, under Colonel Williams. Their…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM4IX_hancock-station_Hancock-MD.html
The Cumberland Extension of the Western Maryland Railway reached Hancock by December of 1904. The Hancock Station was a combination passenger and freight station that was constructed in 1904-1905.Passenger service was discontinued in theearly 1950…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM4EH_gettysburg-campaign_Hancock-MD.html
After stunning victories at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, Virginia, early in May 1863, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee carried the war through Maryland, across the Mason and Dixon Line and into Pennsylvania. His infantry marched north throug…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM4EA_gettysburg-campaign_Hancock-MD.html
After stunning victories at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, Virginia, early in May 1863, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee carried the war through Maryland, across the Mason and Dixon Line and into Pennsylvania. His infantry marched north throug…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM3GB_hancocks-orchard-industry_Hancock-MD.html
Hancock and its surrounding area during the main span of the 20th century was one of the largest fruit producers in the nation. In 1886 Edmund Pendleton Cohill began the cultivation of fruit crops. Over the years his planted acreage increased, and…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM3GA_major-james-breathed_Hancock-MD.html
Maj. James Breathed was born near present-day Berkeley Spring, W. Va., on December 15, 1838, and moved while young with his family to Washington Co., Md. He attended St. James School in Lydia, where his father John Breathed was headmaster. At age …
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