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Bear Camp

1409 National Pike
Grantsville, MD 21536

This is the site of Braddock's 6th camp.

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Bear Camp
1908 postcard. Photograph by E. K. Weller. #22 in Braddock Road series. John Kennedy Lacock right of center (wearing a straw hat and a knapsack. Caption: BEAR CAMP. The distance to Bear Camp - the sixth encampment - from the preceding camp is about nine miles. Captain Orme say, "We would not reach our ground until about 7 o'clock, which was three hours later than common, as there was no water, not even earth enough to fix a tent, between the great mountain and this place." The camp is less than one half-mile south of the Pennsylvania and Maryland boundary line at Oakton [now Strawn]. This is one of the most picturesque places for an encampment along the entire route.

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