Friday, February 24, 2017

Three Geniuses in the Maryland Woods

During the week of July 21-27, 1921, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone camped at a site in the Maryland woods about six miles from Hancock, Maryland. During the weekend, President Warren G. Harding joined the “vagabonds” — the name the wealthy industrialists gave themselves when they camped together. The 200-acre farm where they made camp was located about one mile north of the National Turnpike along Licking Creek. Today, the campsite lies inside Camp Harding County Park near Big Pool at Fort Frederick. A plaque memorializes the gathering of these famous campers.

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