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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Turkey Foot Road 1897 view

Mount Savage Historical Society
P.O. Box 401
Mount Savage, Maryland 21545

November 29, 2010 -- Contact:

WAGONS HO! -- From the bottom left corner, wagon wheel tracks lead into a curving dirt road that hugs a craggy cliffside, along a portion of the historic Turkey Foot Road between Corriganville and Barrelville, Md. The authors of “In Search of the Turkey Foot Road” consider how road builders might have cut primitive routes through rock and tackled other difficult obstacles to forge and improve westward routes through the Wills Creek Narrows in Cumberland and the Jennings Run gap in Corriganville. The authors selected this view from the 1897 book “Artwork of Allegany County Maryland” to be the cover for their book, published by the Mount Savage Historical Society.

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