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Meshach Browning: Local Legend of the Deep Creek Area

“The country abounded with deer, bears, panthers, wolves, wildcats, catamounts, wild turkeys, foxes, rabbits, pheasants, partridges, wild bees, and in all the streams trout without number.  The whole face of the country was like a beautiful sheet of wallpaper, variegated with all shades of color.”  Forty –four Years of the Life of a Hunter, Meshach Browning

When thinking of great pioneer men, names like Davey Crockett and Daniel Boone easily spring to mind.  Equally important in the history of the American hunting and frontier experience is tale told by local legend Meshach Browning in Forty-four Years of the Life of a Hunter.  Writing by candlelight with a turkey quill pen, Browning recorded the daily trials and tribulations of his hard-scrabble existence in the wilds of Western Maryland.  During his hunting career he claims to have killed between three and four hundred bears, about fifty panthers, over two thousand deer and scores of wolves and wildcats. 

His account reflects not only the determination of early settlers as they surmounted the difficulties of frontier life but also his great love for an area he called “the prettiest country in the world.”

Meshach Browning
Illustration from Forty-Four Yeas in the Life of Hunter by Meshach Browning

Meshach Browning’s Early Life

Browning’s roots in the United States can be traced back to Captain John Browning, who arrived just fourteen years after the founding of the first permanent English settlement in the New World.  Meshach’s grandfather, William, and father, Joshua, served under George Washington’s command in the 1755 expedition against Fort Duquesne.  There they saw the defeat of General Edward Braddock.  Meshach Browning was born in Frederick County, MD in 1781. 

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New Listing: 28 Sandstone Circle at Deep Creek Lake

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This new listing is already part of the Taylor-Made family! Known to rental guests as Sheba Snow, it is in a quiet, mountaintop community.

New Listing Overview

28 Sandstone Circle is in the gated Greenbrier at Lodestone Community. It is a well-built Mountaineer Log Home with 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. The open floor plan is ideal for gathering and there are two propane fireplaces as well. This home features a beautiful kitchen with granite counter tops.

The outdoor space is just as pleasing with a hot tub for your enjoyment, an expansive deck and a covered porch. You will enjoy this space during every season at Deep Creek Lake. Situated on .52 acres, there is also ample yard space surrounded by trees. The two-car garage has lots of storage options, and there is a roughed-in suite above ready for your finishing touches.

About the Location

Greenbrier at Lodestone is adjacent to the Lodestone Golf Course. The Clubhouse is right around the corner from this new listing. Designed by 3 time U.S. Open Champion Hale Irwin, it has sweeping lake and mountain views.

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December Deep Creek Lake Events

December Deep Creek Lake events offer lots of ways to catch the holiday spirit. There is nothing like the holiday season in the mountains! Find out where you can see Santa or ring in the New Year with my event guide for December 2019.

December Deep Creek Events

December Deep Creek Events

Christmas in the Village
December 6 & 7
The 33rd Annual Christmas in the Village is Friday from 4-8 pm and Saturday from noon-8 pm. Candle luminaries light the way around fire-warmed studios and historic museums during this free event. Meet the artists and purchase gifts. Hands-on activities for kids and choral programs in the village church.

A Great Small Town Christmas
December 6 & 7
Tree lighting ceremony, sleigh/carriage rides, treats from Santa, music, shopping and dining specials and more.

2019 Christmas Charity Tour of Homes
December 6 & 7
First United Bank & Trust sponsors of the Annual Christmas Charity Tour of Homes with proceeds from this year’s event benefitting Garrett County Habitat for Humanity.

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