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Recknor's Wagon Stand (site)

National Highway
Piney Grove, MD 21532

From Searight's The Old Pike (1894):

Three miles further westward, and at the eastern approach to the Shades of Death, John Recknor kept an old wagon stand, well known, and in its day well patronized. Recknor kept this house as early as 1830, and ended his days in it. It was a log and frame structure on the north side of the road, with a. commodious wagon yard attached. The thick branches of the pine trees growing on Shade Hill, hung over this old house, imparting to it a romantic, as well as an attractive perspective. The fame of Mrs. Recknor as a purveyor of hot biscuits was co-extensive with the line of the road. Now,

'The kitchen is cold and the hall is as still,

As the heart of the hostess out there on the hill.'

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