Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Carolyn on the Negro Mountain name question


SHOULD NEGRO MOUNTAIN’S NAME BE CHANGED?
NEGRO MOUNTAIN IS LOCATED ON THE PENNSYLVANIA/MARYLAND BORDER
Somehow my name was on the mailing list for the following email:
Unknown to most people, there is a mountain named “Negro Mountain” which straddles the Pennsylvania/Maryland border. Rep. Rosita Youngblood (D, Philadelphia) is introducing legislation to change the name.
I’ve come to know Negro Mountain through my writing. The mountain is near the National Road (Rt. 40) that was constructed closely following Braddock Road, which closely followed Nemacolin Indian Trail. The first of the Frenchmen who came to the United States with deeds to land in Ohio (purchased from the Scioto Associates company in Paris) traveled Braddock’s Road enroute to Gallipolis (part of the novel I’m writing).