Super 8 Hagerstown

1220 Dual Highway, Hagerstown, Maryland, 21740-5923, United States | 1 star motel
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Travel Blogs from Hagerstown

Post-visit Hagerstown: A City Divided

A travel blog entry by nathanphil

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... to the Civil War--which seems to be the central historical theme in this part of the country.

One thing that becomes quickly clear is how divided this city was at that time. Although technically the state of Maryland was part of the north (see previous entry), many of the people here fought with the south. Families were divided. There are also heartwarming stories of doctors who treated wounded soldiers from both sides of the conflict.

Most of the anecdotes ...

School Trip to Whitetail Ski Resort

A travel blog entry by webebookersyall

9

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 ...

1819. The White Squaw

A travel blog entry by nathanphil

6

... once an Indian tribe attacked a homestead and captured a 15 year old girl. Afterwards she chose to stay with the tribe, married and spent her life with them. Sounds like a story I'd like to learn more about...

As I do my parkbench concert, about 12-15 people go jogging past. This would be perfectly normal if I were, say, in Switzerland, but in small town Pennsylvania, this is quite a pleasant surprise.
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Post-visit: The Civil Wars that didn't Happen

A travel blog entry by nathanphil

87

... the most important battle of this war was fought, I'm not really interested in strategies, grand battles or who did what... I've got some deeper questions that I still haven't found satisfactory answers for. For example:

What was the REAL reason for this war? The official reason is that it was about slavery. But millions of Americans (especially those in the South) believe that it wasn't about that--it was about states rights. But neither of those seem to be logical ...

1812. A Town that's Younger than Me

A travel blog entry by nathanphil

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... be, towns came into existence because people needed each other. They needed a central place for gathering to buy and sell goods, to repair their tools and to administer their affairs. Nowadays, "new towns" come into existence because of irritation--people get irritated at their municipal, township or county government because of poor services and/or high taxes, and get together and declare independence, starting their own "new town". These people don't usually have a ...

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This 1 star motel, located on 1220 Dual Highway, Hagerstown, is near Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, Christian Heritage Museum, and Great Eastern Trail.
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