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Crumbs from the cracker barrel

March 23, 2005|from the Cracker Barrel

Bobby Rhoe, a 41-year veteran with the Western Maryland Railway, worked at the WM's freight house located between West Baltimore and Hood streets in Hagerstown from 1961 until it closed in 1965. Rhoe recalls that former Hagerstown Mayor Herman L. Mills owned a chain of service stations, one of which was on West Baltimore Street. "He brought his own railroad tank cars in from Baltimore (by train). He'd unload them where his filling station was." At the time, the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad also operated a freight station in the area near the current site of The Herald-Mail Co.

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