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Swanton, Maryland Historical Markers

 
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By J. J. Prats, August 13, 2006
Altamont Marker
Maryland (Garrett County), Swanton — AltamontConfederate Railroad Raid
On April 26, 1863, a detachment of Confederate Capt. John H. McNeill’s partisan rangers attacked the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad facilities here at Altamont. They were part of a larger group that entered Oakland that Sunday as Confederate Gen. . . . — Map (db m37544) HM
Maryland (Garrett County), Swanton — Deep Creek Lake Discovery CenterA Healthy Lake Needs Trees
Wildlife Habitat- Lakeside forests offer a mix of habitat that benefits wildlife species. The moist fertile soils support a diversity of beneficial plants that provide food and cover. Mink, otter, deer, bear, songbirds, waterfowl, turtles, . . . — Map (db m61184) HM
Maryland (Garrett County), Swanton — Fighting Forest Fires
State Forester Fred W. Besley developed Maryland's first systematic program of fighting forest fires. Beginning in 1910, Besley commissioned an elite corps of volunteers called forest wardens that numbered about 650 in 1935. Their responsibilities . . . — Map (db m98504) HM
Maryland (Garrett County), Swanton — Fighting Forest Fires Is a Hard Job
During the early 20th century, forest fires ravaged Maryland, impacting both people and wildlife, and costing uncalculated dollars worth of damage annually. Not only was marketable timber lost, but so were emerging sprouts and seedlings. Moreover, . . . — Map (db m98506) HM
Maryland (Garrett County), Swanton — History of Deep Creek Lake
The Deep Creek Project was begun in 1922 by the Youghiogheny Hydro-Electric Corporation and was completed in 1925. Deep Creek Lake is the largest man-made lake in Maryland. At full pool, Deep Creek Lake has 65 miles of shoreline and sites at 2462 . . . — Map (db m98503) HM

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