Mountain Farms

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.

Mountain Farms

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2 minutes, 32 seconds

Mountain Farms


Question 1. What are some signs that there was once farms in this area, as far back as 200 years ago?

A. Satellite dishes

B. Rock walls, foundations of buildings, farm lanes (roads), trash piles

C. Power poles and electric wires


Question 3. Who were the first farmers in what is now the park?




Question 4. When was the land in the park bought by the government?


Last updated: April 10, 2015

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