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Fort Ritchie in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Robert F. Barrick Memorial Library

 
 
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By Craig Swain, May 15, 2010
1. Robert F. Barrick Memorial Library Marker
Inscription. Robert Frederick Barrick entered the military service in 1909 as a private in the Maryland National Guard in Frederick, Maryland. He was commissioned in 1917. In 1926, he was given the task of building a Maryland National Guard training camp on a mountain site near Cascade, Maryland. It was named Camp Albert C. Ritchie, for the governor of Maryland at that time.

Barrick had only a seventh grade education and his knowledge of engineering was limited to that gained from books in his free time. Supplementing this with practical experience, natural talent, and determination, Barrick drew plans for, and directed the construction of, every stone building on the post.

This building was originally an officers dining hall.

Barrick was promoted to major in 1937 and, in 1942, received a Regular Army commission. He retired in 1953 with the rank of lieutenant colonel. He died in Frederick in 1966.

This library is dedicated to his memory.
 
Location. 39° 42.37′ N, 77° 29.633′ W. Marker is in Fort Ritchie, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Barrick Avenue and Boyd Street, on the right when traveling west on Barrick Avenue. Touch for map. Located in front of the Barrick Memorial Library on Fort Ritchie. Marker is in this post office area: Cascade MD 21719, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Robert F. Barrick Memorial Library and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 15, 2010
2. Robert F. Barrick Memorial Library and Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Military Intelligence Training Center (a few steps from this marker); WW II Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); D-Day Anniversary (about 400 feet away); The Ice Lakes (approx. mile away); War Returns to South Mountain (approx. 1.1 miles away); Old Trolley Line (approx. 1.2 miles away in Pennsylvania); Dr. Henry Harbaugh (approx. 2.1 miles away in Pennsylvania); Monterey Academy (approx. 2.2 miles away in Pennsylvania). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Ritchie.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 23, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 574 times since then and 67 times this year. Last updated on April 25, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 23, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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