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A man of many words. Profane, profound, loyal to a fault and a right rat bastard. I love the finer things in life: expensive cigars, cheap women and all the salted, cured meats I can eat. A friend to dogs, lover of humanity and despiser of people. If I were King the world would be a better place, because, well...I would be King! Oh, and I like ice cream.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Negro Mountain Revisited

Just received a comment on a post I put up last year about Negro Mountain in Maryland. At the time I wondered how it's name was derived. One lurker suggested a Spanish origin. I didn't think it likely as the Spanish weren't much of a presence in that neck of the woods.

This post from Blackprof.com perhaps shed a little more light on the topic.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

FYI. The Naming of Negro Mountain. Nemesis, a black frontiersman, was killed here while fighting Indians with Maryland frontiersman Thomas Cresap in the 1750s. Legend tells us that he had a premonition of his death. In his honor, they named this mountain after him.