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

Rasche Blacksmith Shop

 
 
Rasche Blacksmith Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 17, 2020
1. Rasche Blacksmith Shop Marker
Inscription.  On this site in 1851 stood the blacksmith shop operated by Henry August Rasche, then in the employ of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. The B & O line was at the time being extended through Oakland, Allegany County, Maryland, westward into Preston County, Virginia. Mr. Rasche later served as Justice of the Peace and owned and operated a flour mill on Water Street in Oakland until his accidental death in that mill in 1894.
 
Erected by Garrett County Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) 🚂 series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1851.
 
Location. 39° 24.496′ N, 79° 24.477′ W. Marker is in Oakland, Maryland, in Garrett County. Marker is at the intersection of Alder Street and Second Street, on the right when traveling west on Alder Street. The marker is on the Alder Street wall of the Marvin's Menswear in the National Bank Building. Touch for map. Marker
Rasche Blacksmith Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 23, 2013
2. Rasche Blacksmith Shop Marker
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is at or near this postal address: 200 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. A Bit of History - The Fireside (within shouting distance of this marker); Deer Park Hotel Station (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gas House (about 300 feet away); B&O Mile Marker (about 300 feet away); Cobbler Shop (about 400 feet away); Welcome to Dailey’s Park (about 400 feet away); Oakland Veterans Park (about 400 feet away); The Opera House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oakland.
 
More about this marker. Garrett County was split from Allegany County in 1872.
 
Rasche Blacksmith Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 23, 2013
3. Rasche Blacksmith Shop Marker
National Bank Building image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 23, 2013
4. National Bank Building
Now Marvin's Menswear
The National Bank Building<br>1902 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 23, 2013
5. The National Bank Building
1902
The National Bank Building image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 23, 2013
6. The National Bank Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 29, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 422 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 18, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 29, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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