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From: "Pat-T" <>
Subject: Fw: [MDGARRET] Blooming Rose
Date: Sat, 15 Mar 2003 22:36:33 -0500 (Eastern Standard Time)
Doris Goldsbourgh found this for you, but she had trouble getting it posted
to the List. I am forwarding it for her. Pat-T
> In going thru GARRETT CO. A HISTORY OF MARYLAND'S
> TABLELAND by Stephen Schlosnagle and The Garrett Co. Bicentennial
> printed 1978, I found out the following re Blooming Rose:
> *Meshach Browning's wife, Mary, was b. at a place called Blooming
> Rose on a high bluff above the Youghiogheny River near the 1765
> settlement of John Friend....About 30 or 40 families lived at Bloom-
> ing Rose in 1793. In that year the settlement organized a small one-
> room school for the education of its children.
> *"Blooming Rose, above the west bank of Youghiogheny, took its
> name from a verse in the book of Isaiah: "The wilderness and the
> solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and
> blossom as the rose."
> *In this book it speaks of Richard Hall who received 100 acres of
> Blooming Rose as a permanent squatter.
> *Garrett County's six communties which began to take root at the
> end of the 18th century and early years of the 19th, were Blooming
> Rose, Friendsville, Sang Run, Selbysport, Oakland, and Sunshine
> * In 1791 Blooming Rose was a rapidly growing farm community.
> People moved there to the "plateau neighborhood to avoid the
> dreaded tomahawk and arrow of the western Indian."
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