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A Fatal Shootout

 
 
A Fatal Shootout Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 27, 2014
1. A Fatal Shootout Marker
Inscription. Near here on July 31, 1929, Deputy Sheriff Clyde L. Hauver was fatally wounded in a raid on the Blue Blazes Still. Police eventually tracked down several suspects, and two moonshiners were convicted in connection with the murder after several days of conflicting testimony.

Tales of a double-crossing informant, a love triangle, arson, and other rumors spread throughout central Maryland. What exactly happened remains a mystery.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 39° 38.177′ N, 77° 27.006′ W. Marker is in Thurmont, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker can be reached from Park Central Road. Touch for map. In Catoctin Mountain Park, along the Blue Blazes Trail (near the Visitors Center). Marker is in this post office area: Thurmont MD 21788, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Blue Blazes Still (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Tradition of Conservation (about 800 feet away); Making Whiskey (approx. 0.3 miles away); Catoctin Mountain Geology (approx. one mile away); Second Growth Forest (approx.
A Fatal Shootout Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 27, 2014
2. A Fatal Shootout Marker
one mile away); Cunningham Falls (approx. 1.9 miles away); To the Unknown Dead (approx. 2.1 miles away); Creeger House (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Thurmont.
 
Also see . . .
1. Chief Deputy Clyde L. Hauver. Officer Down Memorial Page. (Submitted on December 28, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 

2. Whiskey Still Industry. NPS, Catoctin Mountain Park. (Submitted on December 28, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 

3. Moonshining in the Catoctin. by George Wireman, Emmittsburg Area Historical Society. (Submitted on December 28, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
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Scene of Raid Where Deputy Sheriff Hauver Was Killed image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 27, 2014
3. Scene of Raid Where Deputy Sheriff Hauver Was Killed
Close-up of news photo on marker
Clyde L. Hauver image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 27, 2014
4. Clyde L. Hauver
Deputy Sherriff Clyde Hauver, 35, of Thurmont was an amateur baseball player and father of three young children.
Close-up of photo on marker
More Bail<br>Identity Soon Revealed image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 27, 2014
5. More Bail
Identity Soon Revealed
Close-up of newspaper on marker
Several Held in Jail image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 27, 2014
6. Several Held in Jail
After Deputy Sheriff Clyde Hauver Shot and Killed From Ambush During Raid on Still.
Close-up of newspaper on marker
Blue Blazes Still Demonstration image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 27, 2014
7. Blue Blazes Still Demonstration
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 28, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 298 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on December 28, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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