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Dorsie's Tavern (site)

Poplar Springs, MD 21771

From Searight's The Old Pike (1894):

At Poplar Springs, one mile west of New Lisbon, there was a wagon stand kept by Allen Dorsie. Near the old tavern is a large, gushing spring, in the midst of tall poplar trees, and hence the name Poplar Springs. Such was the situation at this point fifty years ago, but alas, fifty years is a long time, and the Poplar Springs may present a different appearance now. Allen Dorsie, the old proprietor of the tavern here, was likewise and for many years superintendent of the Maryland division of the road. He was a very large man, six feet in height, and rounded out in proportion. He was besides a man of admitted integrity and good intellect. He ceased keeping tavern at Poplar Springs in 1842.

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