Friendsville in Garrett County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Bear Creek Lumber and Meat Market
When Bear Creek overflowed its bank in the great flood of 1924, the water smashed the meat market against the side of the Bear Creek Lumber Company, which was the J.W. McCullough Company Headquarters. When J.W. switched to coal mining after the collapse of the timber resources, the lumber company store became the company store for the miners. Karol and Bessie Rush made and sold ice cream in the building for a short time. Apartments were vacated and the McCullough building was demolished in 2001.
Friendsville Cougar! In 1993, Paul Schroyer videotaped a cougar slinking up the side of Bear Creek about 1/2 mile upstream from this location. "That's one big cat" said Maryland DNR biologist Ms. Leslie Johnston. "We've had hundreds of sightings, but this one is on tape."
Erected by Maryland Heritage Area Authority. (Marker Number 16.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & Viaducts • Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Maryland, Friendsville History Tour series list.
Location. 39° 39.852′ N, 79° 24.159′ W. Marker is in Friendsville, Maryland, in Garrett County. Marker is at the intersection of Walnut Street and Park Street, on the right when traveling west on Walnut Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 121 Walnut 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. Walnut Street and First Avenue – F.G. Fox & Sons (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Yough Motors, Confectionary and Bandstand (about 800 feet away); J.W. McCullough, Lumbering and Mining Titan (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Unique Milling Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); Vietnam Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); First National Bank, Leslie Friend Store & Military Honors (approx. 0.2 miles away); Friendsville Honor Roll (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Railroad Era and Hotels (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Friendsville.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 26, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 69 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 26, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.