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Yough Motors, Confectionary and Bandstand

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, May 24, 2019
1. Yough Motors, Confectionary and Bandstand Marker
Inscription.  Quincy Murphy built the Yough Motor Company in the early 1900's as a full service auto repair shop offering parts and painting. Quincy's sons Ralph and Robert worked in the business as mechanics in the business as mechanics and the whole family lived upstairs in the apartments.

Quincy built the brick building next door for their new confectionary business and he and his wife Mary Martha moved into the apartment upstairs. The Confectionery featured sweets and a classic soda fountain ambience with many a town romance beginning at its counter.

The town's first bandstand was located at a forgotten spot called Oak Grove. When the railroad came to town, townspeople moved the bandstand down to the railroad tracks for a huge celebration to greet the first train. It was then moved to where the Post Office is now, then finally beside Yough Motors. Quincy Murphy placed speakers on the roof and it became a popular gathering place to listen to the news, special events and most importantly to KDKA and the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball games.

Most of the storefronts in town had benches for the old timers to sit on and pass their
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By Devry Becker Jones, May 24, 2019
2. Yough Motors, Confectionary and Bandstand Marker
time talking and watching the townspeople go by.

[Captions:]
Early Yough Motor Co. advertisement.

Quincy Murphy hauling the bandstand to one of its many locations.

Yough Motors was Friendsville's first garage.

Murphy's Confectionary


(Marker Number 11.)
 
Location. 39° 39.824′ N, 79° 24.321′ W. Marker is in Friendsville, Maryland, in Garrett County. Marker is at the intersection of Maple Street and 1st Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Maple Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 260 Maple Street, Friendsville MD 21531, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Unique Milling Company (within shouting distance of this marker); First National Bank, Leslie Friend Store & Military Honors (within shouting distance of this marker); Friendsville Honor Roll (within shouting distance of this marker); Morris Avenue and Maple Street (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Railroad Era and Hotels (about 400 feet away); Walnut Street and First Avenue – F.G. Fox & Sons (about 400 feet away); Friendsville Commerce, Custer's and Ryland's Stores (about 700 feet away); Vietnam Killed in Action Memorial (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Friendsville.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 25, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 25, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 25, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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