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And then I reach Hagerstown. Here I soon find myself in narrow street lined with houses packed tightly together. More of an early 20th century working class feel to it. Gradually the houses get bigger and bigger until they are huge mansions built a hundred meters or so back from the road, each with its unique style.
All along the way there are historical plaques telling the history of people who once lived in these houses. A lot of these plaques ...
Unfortunately the kids had to take one parent along to the ski resort, and Nick wasted no time in reluctantly volunteering. Only 90 min from the house, saw us arrive at the ski center. Wow, incredible place, so close to Washington DC. After a 1 ...
... at the edge of the foothills of South Mountain--the ridge between the Chambersburg and Gettysburg valleys, and is an important apple and peach growing area.
The town also has a more rustic, frontier feel to it. No grand, Victorian style houses that I saw in towns farther east.
There's also a mention of the "White Squaw" back in colonial times, when this was a frontier area going into Indian ...
... see images of men marching in unison, looking their enemy in the eye... In comparison, World War I seems downright depressing, with men huddled in trenches, stuck for months at a time, just not really doing much. During and after the Civil War, warfare became so mechanized that it just isn't quite as fun any more, from a war afficcionado's point of view. So, for anybody fascinated by the history of warfare, this is definitely a war to study.
But as I come to ...
... company starting building a bunch of houses here. Then the people had some disagreement with the township (towships are subdivisions of the county that are not "boroughs--rural, or semi-rural). I guess they didn't like the services they were recieving, so they got together and decided to turn themselves into a borough, with more control over how to run their community.
That's the difference of how "new towns" come into being now, versus 200 years ago. It ...
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