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

1938 McCormick-Deering Farmall F14 & 1942 John Deere

Collector and Restorer Michael Rostosky, Rt. 560, Oakland, Maryland

 

— Graciously donated by his family —

 
1938 McCormick-Deering Farmall F14 & 1942 John Deere Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 17, 2020
1. 1938 McCormick-Deering Farmall F14 & 1942 John Deere Marker
Inscription.  
[Marker shares the story of the restoration of 2 tractors for the Garrett County Transportation Museum. Captions are shown:]
• Mike Rostosky assessing his latest tractor find.
• Tractors before restoration.
• Helen Rostosky lends husband, Mike, a helping hand.
• Putting on the final touch — a John Deere decal.
• Mike's grandson, Adam, enjoyed driving Pop-Pop's tractors
• Mike and oldest daughter, Laurie.
• Mike with daughter Barbara, her son Adam and husband Paul, help load the John Deere tractor for donation.
• Mike moving a finished tractor into storage.
• Mike explaining the workings of the Farmall motor.
• Helen admiring Mike's tractor collection.
• Mike's youngest daughter Barbara, deciding which tractors to donate.
• Mike Sr. and Mike Jr. take a break from working on repairs.
• The donated John Deere.
• Mike with one of his restorations.
 
Erected by Garrett County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture
The tractors image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 17, 2020
2. The tractors
Charity & Public WorkRoads & Vehicles.
 
Location. 39° 24.594′ N, 79° 24.496′ W. Marker is in Oakland, Maryland, in Garrett County. Marker is on East Liberty Street 0.1 miles west of South 2nd Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 108 E Liberty 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. In Memory of Rev. John A. Grant (a few steps from this marker); The Glades Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Gettysburg Campaign (within shouting distance of this marker); 1884 Oakland Train Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Oakland (within shouting distance of this marker); Garrett Memorial Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Railroad Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Our Benefactors (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oakland.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 74 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 18, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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