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Shane's Wagon Stand (site)

Main Street
Hancock, MD

From Searight's The Old Pike (1894):

Westward, two miles from Barnett's [Travern], is the historic town of Hancock, named in honor of the man who wrote his name in letters so large and legible, that they were read all round the world. There was no old wagon stand tavern in Hancock, except for a short time about the year 1838. John Shane established it, but was not successful, and removed to Cumberland, where he set up a confectionery shop. Wagoners preferred country before town taverns, as a rule. Stages stopped and exchanged horses in Hancock.

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