Hagerstown: An Illustrated Description,
and Hanover, York and various places in Pennsylvania on the north. Further on, the Gettysburg and Hanover branch of the Western Maryland leaves the main track and gives access to a great expanse of the most productive part of Pennsylvania.
This road, under the sagacious management of its President and Gen'l Manager, John M. Hood, assisted by B. Howell Griswold, Esq., General Freight and Passenger Agent, has advanced from a mere insignificant insolvent local road into a career of prosperity and with a mileage nearly three hundred per cent. greater than it was a few years ago. It is the link which connects the great Virginia, Tennessee and Georgia system, which has its northern terminus at Hagerstown, with Baltimore. It also furnishes, through its connections at Baltimore, a line from Hagerstown and the South to Philadelphia and New York. The terminal facilities of this road at Hagerstown are all that can be desired. It has two passenger stations, an extensive yard and ample buildings for the handling of freight and two grain elevators. Its tracks embrace the town on three sides, and connect with all the other roads.
Attractions for Tourists
On this road, a few miles from Hagerstown, situated high up on the slope of South Mountain, is the Blue Mountain House, one of the most attractive summer resorts and best kept hotels in this part of the country. It is admirable in all its details and commands from its piazzas and windows a magnificent view of the great valley at the foot of the mountain. But this view can be enjoyed to its utmost from the
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Hagerstown (Md.)--Description and travel; Hagerstown (Md.)--History--19th century
Washington County (Md.), 1887