Allegany County was established in 1789 and is truly one of America's historic transportation and industrial centers. The images presented here portray this heritage and were selected with care from the author's collection of several thousand postcards. The book features Allegany's towns and communities, downtown business scenes, residential areas, industries, historic buildings, churches, schools, hospitals, floods, parades, coal mining, railroad stations, and historic and natural landmarks. In some cases, the personal messages sent on the back of the postcards are included.
About the Author
This is Albert L. Feldstein's 28th work since 1980 that chronicles the various historical aspects of Western Maryland-Allegany, Garrett, and Washington Counties-as well as nearby West Virginia. As always, Feldstein provides a comprehensive, informative, and visually entertaining portrayal of the county's history and heritage. Along with historic photographs and postcards, Feldstein is an avid collector of political campaign and protest buttons.
Table of Contents
Georges Creek 97
Allegany County-wide 115