In the 1700's, some people came to the Catoctin area to escape troubles in Europe. Many of them were farmers and they struggled to make a living on this land.
Watch the video below to learn more about these farmers and their way of life. Once you've finished watching it, answer the questions below to complete this activity.
Question 1. What are some signs that there was once farms in this area, as far back as 200 years ago?
Question 2.How else do we know about the people who lived here?
Did You Know?
Early April, 1942 a basic training school for the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) was opened at Area B (Catoctin Mountain Park).The school evolved into primarily paramilitary training with British Captain William Fairbairn, “Fearless Dan” or “Shanghai Buster” as it’s most famous instructor.