Mountain Lake Park in Garrett County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
You Were Gone Before We Knew It
The Childrenís Monument
No long farewell embraces,
No time to say goodbye,
You were gone before we knew it.
And no matter how we try,
Our tears canít build a stairway,
Nor our memories a lane,
That reaches up to Heaven,
To bring you home again.
So with each dayís 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 Lordís peace.
Janet Deem, 12; Nancy Deem, 15; Merle Harvey, 11; Nancy Harvey, 12; Richard Hindle, 11; Lee Hoffman, 11; Shirley Lee, 12.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) marker series.
Location. 39° 23.849′ N, 79° 22.903′ W. Marker is in Mountain Lake Park, Maryland, in Garrett County. Marker 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Garrett County's Honored War Dead (approx. 0.2 miles away); The First Garrett County Courthouse (approx. 1Ĺ miles away); Garrett County Civil War Veterans (approx. 1Ĺ miles away); In Memory of All Who Fought For Our Country (approx. 1Ĺ miles away); To the Men and Women of Garrett County who fought honorably in Southeast Asia (approx. 1Ĺ miles away).
Additional keywords. B&O Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Crossing Accident
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 12, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 3,605 times since then and 50 times this year. This page 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.
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