Mountain Lake Park in Garrett County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
You Were Gone Before We Knew It
The Children’s 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 can’t build a stairway,
Nor our memories a lane,
That reaches up to Heaven,
To bring you home again.
So with each day’s 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 Lord’s 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 is on G Street south of Maryland Highway (Maryland Route 135), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oakland MD 21550, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. The First Garrett County Courthouse (approx. 1.5 miles away); Cobbler Shop In 1859 (approx. 1.5 miles away); Rasche Blacksmith Shop (approx. 1.6 miles away); A Bit of History - The Fireside (approx. 1.6 miles away); Welcome to Dailey’s Park (approx. 1.6 miles away).
Additional keywords. B&O Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Crossing Accident
Categories. • Notable Events • Railroads & Streetcars •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 12, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,442 times since then and 58 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 Springfield, Virginia. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on October 19, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. 9. submitted on August 12, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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