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Welcome to Ovid Hazen Wells Carousel at Wheaton Regional Park

 
 
<i>Welcome to</i> Ovid Hazen Wells Carousel <i>at Wheaton Regional Park</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 26, 2017
1. Welcome to Ovid Hazen Wells Carousel at Wheaton Regional Park Marker
Inscription.
This carousel, circa 1915, was operated by Jim Wells on the National Mall for many years as the Herschell-Spillman Carousel. It was purchased and renamed by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission as part of the dedication of the Ovid Hazen Wells Park in Clarksburg, Maryland. On March 6, 1981, Mrs. Hattie Wells donated her farm to become the Ovid Hazen Wells Park, in memory of her husband, Ovid Hazen Wells. The Ovid Hazen Wells Park is the future home of this wonderful carousel, currently on loan to Wheaton Regional Park.
 
Erected by Montgomery Parks.
 
Location. 39° 3.13′ N, 77° 2.592′ W. Marker is in Silver Spring, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from Shorefield Road. Touch for map. On the grounds of Wheaton Regional Park, in the Wheaton section of Silver Spring. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2000 Shorefield Road, Silver Spring MD 20902, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Emerald Ash Borer (a few steps from this marker); Bioretention Gardens (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Emerald Ash Borer (about 500 feet away, measured in a
<i>Welcome to</i> Ovid Hazen Wells Carousel <i>at Wheaton Regional Park</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 26, 2017
2. Welcome to Ovid Hazen Wells Carousel at Wheaton Regional Park Marker
direct line); Shorefield (approx. 0.2 miles away); Regional Parks (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Pond with a Purpose (approx. ¼ mile away); The Bridge to Understanding (approx. 0.4 miles away); Suggestions for Walking the Labyrinth (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Silver Spring.
 
Categories. Entertainment
 
<i>Welcome to</i> Ovid Hazen Wells Carousel <i>at Wheaton Regional Park</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 26, 2017
3. Welcome to Ovid Hazen Wells Carousel at Wheaton Regional Park Marker
Ovid Hazen Wells Carousel<br>at Wheaton Regional Park image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 26, 2018
4. Ovid Hazen Wells Carousel
at Wheaton Regional Park
Herschell Spillman Co.<br>Builders<br>N. Tonawanda N.Y.<br>1915 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 26, 2018
5. Herschell Spillman Co.
Builders
N. Tonawanda N.Y.
1915
Goofy image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 26, 2018
6. Goofy
1 Ticket Per Ride                          
Responsible Adult is Required to
Ride with Children Age 2 and Under

Standing Passengers Require a Ticket
A Free Ride<br>To Holder of<br>Brass Ring image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 26, 2018
7. A Free Ride
To Holder of
Brass Ring
Seaplane image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 26, 2018
8. Seaplane
Depicted on the 1915 Carousel.
Carousel Horse image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 26, 2018
9. Carousel Horse
Close-up of image on marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 7, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 26, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 149 times since then and 85 times this year. Last updated on December 16, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 26, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on March 28, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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