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Oakland in Garrett County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Forestry Beginning

 
 
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By Allen C. Browne, September 22, 2013
1. Forestry Beginning Marker
Inscription. State Forestry in Maryland began within 1/4 mile of this point, when on April 5, 1906, John and Robert Garrett gave the state 1,967 acres for forestry demonstration purposes. Today this forest and associated parks are providing multiple benefits to the people of Maryland.

Maryland Forest and Park Services
 
Erected by Maryland Forest and Park Services.
 
Location. 39° 27.46′ N, 79° 27.105′ W. Marker is in Oakland, Maryland, in Garrett County. Marker is on Herrington Manor Lake Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker is at Herrington Manor State Park at the parking lot for the Boat Rental building. Marker is in this post office area: Oakland MD 21550, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Alice (approx. 2.9 miles away); Preston County / Maryland (approx. 3.2 miles away in West Virginia); Youghiogheny Grove (approx. 3 miles away); Campsite (approx. 3 miles away); Washington's Camp (approx. 3.7 miles
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By Allen C. Browne, September 22, 2013
2. Forestry Beginning Marker
away in West Virginia); Tradition of Washington Spring (approx. 3.7 miles away); Hopemont State Hospital (approx. 3.9 miles away in West Virginia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oakland.
 
Categories. EnvironmentHorticulture & Forestry
 
Forestry Beginning Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 22, 2013
3. Forestry Beginning Marker
Robert Fechner image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 22, 2013
4. Robert Fechner
In Memory of
Robert Fechner
1875-1939
Director, CCC
1933-1939
Robert Fechner image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 22, 2013
5. Robert Fechner
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 332 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 26, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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