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Eel Pot, Buffalo Wallows, Coxson Rest, Tankerville, Hawkins' Merry-Peep-O-Day, Berlinreaders might not recognize a few of the names the area now known as Brunswick went by in years past. Brunswick, Maryland, just six miles by towpath from historic Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, is rich in history. The area holds Civil War importance and served as a supply depot for the Union army after the Battle of Antietam. Primarily known as a canal town until the late 1800s, the town became an important rail center when the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad came totown and set up huge rail operations. Today the town sits on the now-quiet banks of the Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O) Canal, and the train whistles don't sound quite so often, but this community continues to draw visitors seeking history, outdoor recreation, andsmall-town charm.
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Join author Mary H. Rubin in a look back at Brunswick as seen through the photographs of days gone by. Images from the Brunswick History Commission bring the town back to life. The B&O Railroad and the C&O Canal played a vital role in the growth of the nation. Take a walk through history in this retrospective and remember the legacy they each have left.