By STEVEN T. DENNIS
INDIAN SPRINGS - Fred Cornett remembers heading out to the Indian Springs Fishing Pond with his wife Margaret and his newborn baby 35 years ago.
They would carry their daughter, Cathy, in a cardboard box.
"We would sit her out in the box here and fish," Cornett said. Cornett, 62, got to know Ronald F. Shank, the man who lived in the house by the pond. Sometimes, "he would baby-sit the baby while my wife and I fished," he said.
Thirty-five years later, Cornett is helping to head up an effort by the Washington County Forestry Board, the Clear Spring FFA and the Maryland Forest Service to upgrade the Ronald F. Shank nature trail at the fishing pond on Mooresville Road, about eight miles northwest of Clear Spring.