Indian Spgs History Morning Herald 30 Jun 1953
TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 1953 THE MORNING HERALD. Roving Reporter All In A Lifttimt wis Ltuncdot J*cqtie8, who had tlÂ» energy tad courage to lace ffcei Iwltin Spring History Ttll* About -Thf J*c*wÂ« famiiftt Helio Fiiendg; : ; dangers tad bard work oo the froa- The Indian Springs District was] tiers. JacQiMW was a descendant of 1 laid out in 1860* and is famous for ] French Protestant refugees. ,, \ its nit^ral ,iÂ£iuty..'.7*ic ?Â£ i. Soon stxter be -arrived -in -was) river ^winds along its southern; country, Jacques became associ-l boundary,' passing beyond the dis-jated with Thomas JolmsoE, a rich triet at tic foot of PikskiB Mous- 1 mas ol Frederick County, aleadiag dtizen of Maryland, a friend of Washiagtoa as3 altervyards first governor of MarylaKi Aether- they t^pHed ist the tais, Llddsg Creek, with many a tons," elite .Its way through a rocky bed to Join the Potomae. ^ Is'-tfe Eastern part is Hearth- stone-Mounitia. Gatop of Ftirviewfof land with * view, not only of Mountain parts of four states may speculating, but of improving the be sees,''Near "the 'summit, m the douaty aad devolopiag its re- early "Tdays/ way the Mountain sources. .- .: Souse Â· for ; '-irayipllerfc ' f Tbsy received s. large grant of is .725 h^rdy- feuniers roained/:iver thi^ region search of furs and pelts. There are many stories of their eombat with the: Delaware Istiians whose favorite honting grounds were along the Potoniac as4 Â©s the slopes of North Mountain. -. Twenty years after thess piosssrs j blazed the ^traits of the kills and valleys, ,|hou^afids of:. acres of land were granted "fey the Galverts at Annapolis to their favorites. -Some of these-gentlemen set tip Iron blast: furnaces. One of these County where Cato^ia Furnace in ,1750. Late? they got 15,000 acres is the Indian Springs District and established the Green Spring furnace is 1765; 'There Lancelot Jacques buSt his home, part of which is still standing, not far from Fort '.Frederick. The fcosse was Jmflt oi The Beit of Lowest Prices ftL Super Market 45 W, Baltimore St logs, clapboards and plaster, one story Mgl^mtE a huge stone chimney and a high Mp rool When ^the furnace was in full blast, the hillside was dotted with the cabins of Ms numerof s slaves, and the scene was one of beauty and activity. The iron manufactured in the furnace was pat os jthe canal at McCoy's ierry, hauled to the river and pushed down the river on flat boats by a crew of trusty Negroes. The two men were very successful in their venture. Jacques married but had ao eMl- Patfonize Your. Municipal Eteetrie Light Plant . Maintained for tht $Â·!Â§ S*f^fH ef th* Citiztns and Taxpayers Â«f Hastrstftwn. Offiet Hours: S A.M. t* S nt_ Â·' ' *9f* *Â»jÂ»^* Phone 765-786 drea, qiies a boy cf twelve, Irons England, asd made hist his heir. I don't know, -bat I suppose he was a nephew, or perhaps * younger brother. This young man ran the furnace antfl 1806. There was also a forge on Licking Creek that belonged to the Jacques family. Denton Jacques had two sons, Arthur and James, and two daughters, Catherine and Elizabeth. In 1848 the furnace was bought by J. Bison Eoman and Co. There was no trace of it then but the crumbling rains of the stack. In 1864 Mr. Moses WMtson, B. Kaines and Mark Raines bought Green. Spring Furnace and rebuilt it and worked it until 1874. Since then it has bees idle and vanished long ago. I have a friend, Mrs. Emma Hart iivinJFat Big Pool and daughter, Mrs. Ida Betts who told me her grandfather, Mr. Hoof, used to work at Green Spring Furnace helping to bring the charcoal from the woods nearby. By 1882 Green Spring was t flourishing village, containing Pleasant Grove Church and a school. A little town called Four Locks, in tte soirtheast, was named from the four cans! locks that were there, . . . . . . Indian Springs was not named until a post office was established } j there in 181S when opened. There was tfee pike was i hotel there at the time which was used later as a store. The first settlers were probably the Hellars, who located on the Jacques and Johnson land. Boyd's Ferry, below McCoy's Ferry, was where Braddock was joined by the Virginia troeps came up from Winchester. 'Millstone Point was owned by L. Jacques who was a surgeon thfe Revolutionary Army and was with the araiy at Valley Forge. This estate later Ijelonged to William Moffet. Dr. Jacques later at Green Springs where he owned SQ0 seres of land. So Long, Aunt Susie ( Mrs. Susan Thomas) PLEASANT IS BURNED UP JACKSONVILLE, Fla. OB-Pieas- ant Weathers, 13, reported to police Ms bicycle was stolen during the recent heat wave.