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Catoctin Mountains


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A section of the Blue Ridge in northern Maryland extending from the Pennsylvania border south to Virginia. Camp David is located in the northern part.


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  • On July 5, I climbed aboard a helicopter with Stu Eizenstat, Ham Jordan, Jody Powell, and Pat Caddell and we lifted off to join Carter and Rosalynn in the Catoctin Mountains.

    The Good Fight

  • My twin sister Maria lives halfway around the world in the Catoctin Mountains.

    Phantom Sister

  • This is native to the Catoctin Mountains, suggesting that the people who fashioned these weapons moved south to the Potomac annually for fishing or trading, Dupin said.

    Outer Sanctum: Why we love to step outside the box to think inside the shed

  • In 1969, Richard Nixon was eager to spend time at the Catoctin Mountains retreat reserved exclusively for the fraternal order he had just joined: U.S. presidents.

    In new book, David Eisenhower, wife Julie mine memories of Ike's twilight years

  • They were with us to lend their companionship and friendship, but as we ate our meals or took brief walks at the edge of the Catoctin Mountains, George knew what was to come.

    Spoken from the Heart

  • But this week the presidential retreat in the gentle Catoctin Mountains of southern Maryland will revert to a role it hasn't played for two decades.

    A Battle Of Wills

  • Stuart maintained in his report that he notified army headquarters of the enemy occupation of Frederick and that he planned to contest an advance where the National Road passed through a gap in the Catoctin Mountains west of Frederick.24

    Cavalryman of the Lost Cause

  • The Rebels plodded south to Mechanicstown present-day Thurmont, and turned west into a gap in the Catoctin Mountains, another section of the South Mountain range.

    Cavalryman of the Lost Cause

  • For Mr. Lee, a political conservative who favors economic liberalization, the decision to lift the ban was an important overture of goodwill ahead of a meeting with Mr. Bush Friday and Saturday at Camp David, the secluded presidential retreat in the Catoctin Mountains in western Maryland.

    U.S., South Korea Announce Deal

  • From time to time, he gazed distractedly beyond the camera crews to the horizon of the forest and the Catoctin Mountains.

    On the road with Gordon


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