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Thursday, February 2, 2012

History of Braddock Heights, Maryland

In the "good ole days" Braddock was a resort town. There were several items of interest to keep the people getting away for the summer to enjoy. A dance hall. Carousel house with hand carved horses. A ski lodge and what was to become the oldest skating rink in the USA until it was burned down. There was also a trolley that would bring people up the mountain from the towns of Frederick, Jefferson and Brunswick.

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  1. It'd be cool to find some old postcard images of the resort to add to this post. I didn't know this about Braddock Heights
    Regards,
    Theresa (Tangled Trees)
    fairfax VA

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    1. I have old postcards that I'm going to add.

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  2. Welcome to the GeneaBloggers family. Hope you find the association fruitful; I sure do. I have found it most stimulating, especially some of the Daily Themes.

    May you keep sharing your ancestor stories!

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  3. Welcome. I wonder where the Braddock name came from.

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  4. Wish someone would rebuild a rink up there! I miss that old place.

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