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When it came to ice skating, Emmitsburg was tops

Emmitsburg [MD] was a kid’s haven in the winter. With hills and ponds a many, it boasted some of the best sledding and ice skating around. While almost forgotten today, in younger days places like Bunker Hill, Havilah, and Popular Hill were names that every child knew. At any given time, thirty to forty sleds […]

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Time for a skate!

Ice skaters glide on the frozen Jackson River at Covington [VA] in 1897 No wonder these skaters look so carefree! The 1890’s brought economic boom to Covington, VA. Population jumped from 704 in 1890 to 2,950 at the turn of the century. The railroad ran fourteen passenger trains daily through Covington and the city was […]

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