Friday, July 5 – Manchester, MD

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(Click any photo to enlarge.) ***Scroll down to see my offer for Red Cross donations.*** Ready for any holiday; the house was also bordered by fake flowers. Banks are always substantial On my continuing quest to visit most of the small, historic towns in Maryland, I drove today to Manchester, Maryland, in Carroll County. Main Street is lined with brick and stone homes, closely hugging the road, as is typical for a lot of Maryland small towns.  However, there does not seem to be a commercial "downtown," with storefronts and cafes.  Patriotism Abounds Shave and a haircut... Businesses that are in town are primarily operated out of renovated homes:  a gardening center, a cafe (closed for the holiday), a liquor store, some barber shops, and a tattoo parlor.  One fairly new commericial building in town housed an Asian restaurant, where I had one of the best Pad Thai entrees I have ever eaten. The Ivy Corps Manchester saw action during the Civil War, due to its proximity to Gettysburg.  The Union Sixth Army Corps camped there on July 1, 1863, before marching the next day to battle. The Lutheran Oak I walked all along Main Street, from end to end, and then walked toward a couple of churches where there was a graveyard.  In the graveyard, I stood in awe of a huge oak tree, which towered over the edge of the cemetery.  According to Wikipedia, "The 'Lutheran White Oak,' as it has come to be known, is estimated at 320 years old. The large oak became a fixture of the town when, in 1758, King George III granted a charter to German colonists to erect a church near the tree."  There was a plaque under the tree, explaining that it has been growing since before the Revolution.  There is a time capsule under the plaque to be opened July 4, 2075. I had a nice afternoon in Manchester.  One more Maryland town is now crossed off my "need to visit" list. Click on any photo to enlarge it. ************************************************* Forward me by email any receipt for an online donation made to the Red Cross for disaster relief, and I will send you a 5x7 print of your choice from any of my daily photo walks or from my website.  Offer good until September 2, 2013. Visit my web site: Follow me on Twitter: @camscamerashots Email: Cam's rules for the Daily Photo Walk: walk every day the walk must be in addition to any other planned activity for the day post a photo every day use whatever camera is easy and convenient for walking comfortably; always have a backup camera at the ready in case of mishaps (I use the Nikon Coolpix P7700) no weather excuses walk only where it is safe to do so

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