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Casula Point

Riverfront Park Heritage & Nature Trail

 
 
Casula Point image. Click for full size.
By A. Taylor, February 2, 2014
1. Casula Point
Inscription. This point marking the site of the 9th Street Bridge that connected Laurel and Howard County over the Patuxent River is dedicated to the memory of Frank P. Casula (1920-2001). Frank P. Casula served the Citizens of Laurel and Prince George's County for over three decades. His elected public service record included 20 years as a Prince George's County Councilmember, 4 years as a Laurel City Council member, and almost 8 years as Mayor of Laurel. Mr Casula is best remembered for his enthusiastic personality and his "can do" attitude, which defined his style as a public servant. His numerous accomplishments and contributions touched the lives of thousands of people throughout the State of Maryland, Prince George's County, and the City of Laurel.
 
Erected by City of Laurel.
 
Location. 39° 6.627′ N, 76° 51.433′ W. Marker is in Laurel, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is on 9th Street near Riverfront Park Trail, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at the north end of 9th Street, south of the Patuxent River shoreline, in the Riverfront Park Trail wayside. Marker is in this post office area: Laurel MD 20707, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Casula Point - A River Builds a Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, September 14, 2009
2. Casula Point - A River Builds a Town Marker
Text of earlier marker at this location.


Casula Point
This exciting view of the Patuxent River, from which the Town of Laurel Factory grew to the City of Laurel, is dedicated to the memory of Frank P. Casula (1920-2001). Frank P. Casula served the Citizens of Laurel and Prince George’s County for over three decades. His elected public service record includes 20 years as a Prince Gorge’s County Councilmember, 4 years as a Laurel City Councilmember, and almost 8 years as Mayor of Laurel. Mr. Casula is best remembered for his enthusiastic personality and his “can do” attitude, which defined his style as a public servant. His accomplishments and contributions are numerous, touching the lives of thousands of people throughout the State of Maryland, Prince George’s County and the City of Laurel.

A River Builds a Town
In 1811, Nicholas Snowden harnessed the power of the Patuxent River to build a grist mill close to this site. In 1824, the grist mill was converted into a cotton duck mill which produced sails for Baltimore Clipper ships and covers for Conestoga wagons. Horace Capron, Snowden’s brother-in-law, joined him and Dr. Theodore Jenkins to enlarge the mill in 1826. The renovations to the mill led to the construction of homes for over 800 mill workers and their families, thereby establishing he Town of Laurel Factory.

of this marker. Laurel: A Factory Town Bridging Two Counties (here, next to this marker); Laurel Factory: A Mill Town (within shouting distance of this marker); Laurel Harnessed the River to Power the Cotton Mill (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Laurel Cotton Mill and Dam (about 300 feet away); Laurel Factory: (about 300 feet away); Water From the Dam Powered the Cotton Mill (about 600 feet away); Methodism in Laurel (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Old Stone Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Laurel.
 
Also see . . .  History of Laurel (Laurel Historical Society's website). (Submitted on March 3, 2014, by A. Taylor of Laurel, Maryland.)
 
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Casula Point - A River Builds a Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, September 14, 2009
3. Casula Point - A River Builds a Town Marker
Prior marker.
Casula Point image. Click for full size.
By A. Taylor, January 20, 2014
4. Casula Point
New marker.
Frank P. Casula image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 15, 2014
5. Frank P. Casula
(1920 – 2001)
Close-up of photo on marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 749 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on , by A. Taylor of Laurel, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on , by A. Taylor of Laurel, Maryland.   2, 3. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   4. submitted on , by A. Taylor of Laurel, Maryland.   5. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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