Near Myersville in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Bill Pate Portal
On July 30, 1981, Governor Harry Hughes dedicated this portal to Bill Pate.
The vision for revitalization of the region and the humanitarian concerns of Bill Pate led Governor of Maryland J. Millard Tawes, to call the first conference of Appalachian Governors in 1960. As a result of this meeting, the late President John F. Kennedy established the Presidentís Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) at the request of Vice President Lyndon Johnson.
Bill Pate was an active participant in this thirteen-state program serving first as Maryland's alternate representative to the Commission and in 1971 was named the Maryland representative to ARC. He continued in that capacity until his death on May 1, 1979.
As he served the people in Maryland, he served all the people of Appalachia. It is to the honor of this public servant and humanitarian—Bill Pate—that this portal is dedicated.
Bill Pate (1918–1979).
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Myersville MD 21773, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway (here, next to this marker); Gettysburg Campaign (here, next to this marker); The National Road (here, next to this marker); 1862 Antietam Campaign (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Myersville.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 8, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,060 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 8, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 3. submitted on July 2, 2015, by Roderick A. MacRae of Fairplay, Maryland. 4. submitted on June 9, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.