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Rhyolite, Charcoal and Whiskey: The Archaeology of Catoctin Mountain Park (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Lisa Kraus. Jason Shellenhamer.

Catoctin Mountain has always been a challenging landscape, but one that rewards perseverance. Native Americans negotiated its rocky slopes in search of rhyolite for stone tools, and hunted and camped along the freshwater streams and springs. Workers from the nearby Catoctin Iron Furnace burned its ample timber for charcoal to fuel the ironworks. Innovative farmers and homebuilders created flat terraces for their houses and gardens on the mountainside. During the Prohibition era, some of the...