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Hagerstown: An Illustrated Description,

Residence, Summer Resort Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


cities where the expense of living being so much greater, the amount of wages has to be proportionate. Another consideration is the cheapness of property. Land along the railroads suitable for the location of factories can be had at a very small outlay.

Few towns can offer more inducements as a place of residence. These, which have already been referred to, can be briefly enumerated as follows: Healthfulness, a beautiful town and still more beautiful country surrounding it, a pleasant climate, economy in living— cheapness of food and low prices of houses, schools, churches in abundance, a sociable, cultivated and hospitable people, always ready to welcome strangers, accessibility and proximity to the National Capital and the great Atlantic cities.

For many years it has been the habit of city people to spend some of the summer months in Hagerstown. As a summer resort it possesses many attractions. Its hotels and boarding houses are well kept and moderate in their charges. The climate is as agreeable as that of many of the fashionable resorts. Its accessibility is not the least of its attractions, for when a business man in the city sends his family to the country in the summer, it is desirable that they should be within easy reach of him. Again, a city sojourner here, while escaping the cares of housekeeping and getting all the benefits of a high, pure atmosphere, is still surrounded by a charming society, with churches, &c, and all the conveniences of the city. As has been intimated before, Hagerstown is peculiarly situated as regards points of scenic and historic interest.


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T. J. C. Williams

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Collection Location:
Western Maryland Room, Washington County Free Library

Original Size:
22 x 14 cms

Hagerstown, Md., The Mail publishing company

Hagerstown (Md.)--Description and travel; Hagerstown (Md.)--History--19th century

Washington County (Md.), 1887

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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