The Secrets of Catoctin Mountain

The Secrets of Catoctin Mountain
4 sessions • 6 hours


While Catoctin Mountain is best known for being home to Camp David, the presidential retreat, there is so much more to this vast area. Hear fascinating stories about the people and places on Catoctin Mountain, including the WWII secret spy training camp and the county’s largest moonshine operation conducted during the Great Depression. Spanning from the 1700s to the 1960s, these captivating stories will unveil the secrets of Catoctin Mountain.

Instructor: James (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. A full-time freelance writer, Jim has received numerous awards for his writing from the Maryland-Delaware-DC Press Association, Associated Press, Maryland State Teachers Association, Society of Professional Journalists, and Community Newspapers Holdings, Inc.

The Secrets of Catoctin Mountain
ILR750 • 5-digit: 12598
Thursday • 9/5-9/26 • 6:00-7:30 PM
Emmitsburg Senior Center • 300 South Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg
Tuition: $20 | Fee: $49 | Total: $69
MD residents age 60+ pay fee only


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