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

James Cardinal Gibbons

James Cardinal Gibbons Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 6, 2006
1. James Cardinal Gibbons Marker
Inscription.  It was here that Archbishop James Gibbons of Baltimore was notified personally by the Papal Nuncio in 1886 that he had been made a Cardinal by Pope Leo XIII; only the second appointment in the history of the United States of America.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1886.
Location. 39° 25.23′ N, 79° 19.879′ W. Marker is in Deer Park, Maryland, in Garrett County. Marker is on Hotel Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oakland MD 21550, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cleveland Cottage (within shouting distance of this marker); Deer Park Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cleveland Cottage and Site of Deer Park Hotel (approx. 0.4 miles away); Garrett County Road Workers' Strike (approx. 2.3 miles away); Altamont (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Deer Park.
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The Roman Catholic Archbishop (b.1834, d.1921), champion of the American labor movement, was named Cardinal on June 7, 1886. He was probably escaping the oppressive summer heat of Baltimore at this railroad resort when the Papal Nuncio came calling with the news. Cardinal Gibbons went on to become the first chancellor of the Catholic University of America in Washington DC. (The first American cardinal, Archbishop John McCloskey of New York, was named by Pope Pius IX in 1875.)
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
Also see . . .
1. James Cardinal Gibbons. Entry on Wikipedia contains a portrait of the Cardinal. (Submitted on August 7, 2006.) 

2. James Cardinal Gibbons - The Archdiocese of Baltimore. (Submitted on August 7, 2006.)
Marker on Gatepost image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 6, 2006
2. Marker on Gatepost
The cottage can be seen through the pines.
Jacobvs Cardinalis Gibbons<br>Baltimorensis Archieposcopvs<br>Ætatis Suæ 70   Anno dom 1904 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, November 29, 2015
3. Jacobvs Cardinalis Gibbons
Baltimorensis Archieposcopvs
Ætatis Suæ 70   Anno dom 1904

This 1904 portrait of James Gibbons by Theobald Chartran hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

“Ordained a Catholic priest in 1861 and made a cardinal in 1887, James Gibbons was one of the most influential clerics of his day. While ‘he reigned in Baltimore like a king,’ a British admirer once wrote, ‘he met every men like a comrade.’ Gibbons's success in preventing papal condemnation of Catholic laborers participating In the Knights of Labor's struggle for improved working conditions was characteristic of his commitment to the working man. He was also instrumental in maintaining unity in an increasingly diverse American Catholic Church by promoting the acculturation of its foreign-born membership. A friend to several presidents, Gibbons was often called on for counsel on issues ranging from tariff policy to the acquisition of the Philippines. French artist Theobald Chartran's portrait of Gibbons captures the warmth that accounted in large part for his wide influence.” — National Portrait Gallery
Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 7, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,535 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 7, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3. submitted on December 1, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.

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