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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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Posted by: Hermit01 on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 10:57:39 PM

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Ted Thompson. I claim a relationship to Poplar Springs since I was family member of the Leroy Thompson home next to the Poplar Springs location. I cooled a lot of Watermelon in the spring box. I am now a writer and interested in the Civil War and the part the town area was involved. With respect and regards, Ted Thompson 117 E. Cummings St. P.O.Box 276 Hawkeye, Ia. 52147 Phone: 563 412 8738

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