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Crumbs from the Cracker Barrel

March 15, 2000

Retired Clear Spring area farmer Jack Corwell remembers the role his father Charles played in the construction of the new school that opened in 1929 in Clear Spring. Corwell and his father "gathered the stones up from these rock breaks around here. He got $2 a load. I was old enough to help pick some of the stones up and throw them on the wagon. I remember he hauled eight loads one time; he got $16, and he thought that was a lot of money, and it was!" The stones that Corwell and his father hauled into Clear Spring were used "for the footers" of the new structure that replaced the nearby 1898 school.

- The Maryland Cracker Barrel

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