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

Garrett County Pilgrimage

 
 
Garrett County Pilgrimage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 12, 2020
1. Garrett County Pilgrimage Marker
Inscription.  "Suffrage hikes" were an effective tactic in gaining publicity and support for women's right to vote. From June 16-27, 1914, seven women from Baltimore crisscrossed Garrett County on foot. Marching nearly 100 miles and visiting 14 towns to spread the suffrage message to rural citizens. The effort was a great success: 820 new members joined their organization, demonstrating clearly that support for suffrage was not confined to urban areas.
 
Erected 2020 by Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Civil RightsWomen. In addition, it is included in the Women's Suffrage 🗳️ series list.
 
Location. 39° 24.458′ N, 79° 24.391′ W. Marker is in Oakland, Maryland, in Garrett County. Marker is on East Alder Street just east of South 3rd Street (U.S. 219), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 313 E Alder St, Oakland MD 21550, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The First Garrett County Courthouse (a few steps from
Garrett County Pilgrimage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 12, 2020
2. Garrett County Pilgrimage Marker
this marker); Cobbler Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Glory (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of All Who Fought For Our Country (within shouting distance of this marker); Garrett County Civil War Veterans (within shouting distance of this marker); To the Men and Women of Garrett County who fought honorably in Southeast Asia (within shouting distance of this marker); Oakland Veterans Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Rasche Blacksmith Shop (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oakland.
 
Garrett County Pilgrimage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 12, 2020
3. Garrett County Pilgrimage Marker
Working Women Memorial nearby image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 12, 2020
4. Working Women Memorial nearby
Law Enforcement Memorial nearby on the courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 12, 2020
5. Law Enforcement Memorial nearby on the courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 58 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 13, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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