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

Cleveland Cottage

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, August 6, 2006
1. Cleveland Cottage Marker
Inscription. President Grover Cleveland and his bride, the former Frances Folsom, arrived here the day following their White House wedding on June 2, 1886. They spent their honeymoon at this Deer Park Hotel cottage.
 
Erected by the Maryland Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) marker series.
 
Location. 39° 25.222′ N, 79° 19.849′ W. Marker is in Deer Park, Maryland, in Garrett County. Marker is on Hotel Road east of Deer Park Hotel Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 205 Hotel Road, Oakland MD 21550, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. James Cardinal Gibbons (within shouting distance of this marker); Deer Park Hotel (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cleveland Cottage and Site of Deer Park Hotel (approx. 0.4 miles away); Altamont – Confederate Railroad Raid (approx. 2.8 miles away); You Were Gone Before We Knew It (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Deer Park.
 
Regarding Cleveland Cottage. After the White House wedding in
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By J. J. Prats, August 6, 2006
2. Cleveland Cottage
Compare with Photo 5.
Washington, DC, President Cleveland sent two wedding guests off in the Presidential Carriage as decoys. While the press chased after the carriage, he and his new bride quietly headed off to the Baltimore and Ohio station and took a train to the Deer Park Hotel, a classy railroad resort in the Allegheny Mountains of Western Maryland. They probably traveled in his private rail car, which still exists.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Markers about Frances Folsom and the Wedding.
 
Also see . . .
1. First Lady Frances Folsom Cleveland. (Submitted on August 8, 2006.)
2. Grover Cleveland's White House Wedding. (Submitted on August 9, 2006.)
 
Additional keywords. B&O Railroad
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsNotable EventsNotable Persons
 
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William D. Morgan - Maryland Historical Trust (Historic Sites Survey)
3. Cleveland Cottage marker
Grover Cleveland image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2015
4. Grover Cleveland
This 1899 portrait of Grover Cleveland by Anders Zorn hangs in the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

“After his defeat in 1888, Grover Cleveland's presidential career was by no means over. Four years later, the electorate returned him to the White House. But Cleveland might have been better off remaining in retirement. By early 1893 the country was entering a deep economic depression, and whatever he did to meet various phases of that crisis seemed only to alienate his supporters. During the final year of his presidency, Cleveland suffered the ultimate humiliation of being an outcast within the party he had once led.

The painter of this portrait, Swedish artist Anders Zorn, drew his loose brushwork and preference for natural lighting from French impressionism. Cleveland was quite pleased with Zorn's likeness, declaring to a correspondent, ‘As for my ugly mug, I think the artist has “struck it off” in great shape.’” — National Portrait Gallery
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William D. Morgan - Maryland Historical Trust (Historic Sites Survey)
5. Cleveland Cottage
Cleveland Cottage image. Click for full size.
William D. Morgan - Maryland Historical Trust (Historic Sites Survey)
6. Cleveland Cottage
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 8, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,288 times since then and 48 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week May 31, 2015. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 9, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   3. submitted on March 3, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.   4. submitted on October 10, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   5, 6. submitted on March 3, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.
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