Life in Pleasant Valley Historical

Life in Pleasant Valley Historical (HM1VCS)

Location: Flintstone, MD 21530 Allegany County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 42.054', W 78° 39.004'

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Before the park was developed
in 1974, this valley was rich with farmland and timber. Seven
farms worked the soil and grew corn,
winter wheat and rye. Two of the farms raised dairy cows. The Raines family farm had approximately 189 acres and had several generations of
their family in the dairy business. In the early years, the milk was bottled and delivered to
customers nearby. When electricity was available in 1945, the dairy operation was
automated and milk was delivered to the Queen City Dairy Company in Cumberland.
Eventually, dairy
trucks would pick up large tanks of milk.

Logging was a common livelihood in the valley. Several family-run sawmills operated nearby.
Trees would be cut and draft horses would drag the logs off the mountains. Equipment took
the place of the animals. Evitt's Mountain was practically cleared of trees
before the area
became a park.
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HM NumberHM1VCS
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Placed ByThe Recreational Trails Grant Program funded this marker
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 701472 N 4397200
Decimal Degrees39.70090000, -78.65006667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 42.054', W 78° 39.004'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 42' 3.24" N, 78° 39' 0.24" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Lake Shore Dr, Flintstone MD 21530, US
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