New! Secrets of Allegany County

New! Secrets of Allegany County
4 sessions, 6 hours

Allegany County is home to Maryland’s Queen City, Cumberland, and Frostburg University. But that is just the tip of the iceberg. Learn the stories of the people of Allegany County, including the frontiersmen and a young George Washington who helped settle the county. From this county, the National Road started, the C&O Canal ended, and the B&O Railroad raced to reach it. From the 1700’s to the 1960’s, these stories will unveil the secrets of Allegany County.

Instructor: Jim Rada has written many works of historical fiction and non-fiction history, including three novels about the C&O Canal. He has also written a number of articles about the history of and events on the canal. Jim is a full-time freelance writer who has received numerous awards from the Maryland-Delaware-DC Press Association, Associated Press, Maryland State Teachers Association, Society of Professional Journalists, and Community Newspapers Holdings, Inc. for newspaper writing.

ILR893 Secrets of Allegany County
5-Digit Number: 17239
Tue, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 2/5 – 2/26
Location: Conference Center/E123
Tuition: $20.00 Fee: $49.00 Total: $69.00
MD residents age 60+ pay fee only

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