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

You Were Gone Before We Knew It

The Children’s Monument

 
 
Brass Tablet at Base of Sculpture image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 12, 2006
1. Brass Tablet at Base of Sculpture
Inscription.  
No long farewell embraces,
No time to say goodbye,
You were gone before we knew it.
And no matter how we try,
Our tears can’t build a stairway,
Nor our memories a lane,
That reaches up to Heaven,
To bring you home again.
So with each day’s sunrise,
Each spring with flowers new,
We thank God for His blessings,
Those precious days with you.


Dedicated to the Memory of the Children who died on September 10, 1959, at the Mountain Lake Park railroad crossing on their way to school. May their families and friends know the Lord’s peace.

Janet Deem, 12; Nancy Deem, 15; Merle Harvey, 11; Nancy Harvey, 12; Richard Hindle, 11; Lee Hoffman, 11; Shirley Lee, 12.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersNotable EventsRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) series list. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1813.
 
Location. 39° 23.849′ 
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N, 79° 22.903′ W. Marker is in Mountain Lake Park, Maryland, in Garrett County. Marker is on G Street south of Maryland Highway (Maryland Route 135), on the left when traveling south. 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 walking distance of this marker. Flag Monument (a few steps from this marker); The Amphitheater (a few steps from this marker); Victorian Chautauqua (within shouting distance of this marker); The Assembly Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); The Colonial (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mountain Lake Park.
 
Additional keywords. B&O Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Crossing Accident
 
The Children's Monument Sculpture image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, October 19, 2006
2. The Children's Monument Sculpture
Close Up of Sculpture image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, October 19, 2006
3. Close Up of Sculpture
Close Up of Sculpture image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, October 19, 2006
4. Close Up of Sculpture
You Were Gone Before We Knew It Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, October 19, 2006
5. You Were Gone Before We Knew It Marker
Close Up of Sculpture image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, October 19, 2006
6. Close Up of Sculpture
Close Up of Sculpture image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, October 19, 2006
7. Close Up of Sculpture
Close Up of Sculpture image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, October 19, 2006
8. Close Up of Sculpture
Close Up of Sculpture image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, October 19, 2006
9. Close Up of Sculpture
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 12, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 4,031 times since then and 13 times this year. It was the Marker of the Week March 16, 2014. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 12, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on October 19, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   9. submitted on August 12, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Name of sculptor • Who commissioned and erected the sculpture, and when • Author or source of the poem • Can you help?

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