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Rasche Blacksmith Shop

 
 
Rasche Blacksmith Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 23, 2013
1. Rasche Blacksmith Shop Marker
Inscription. On this site in 1851 stood the blacksmith shop operated by Henry August Rasche, then in the employ of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. The B & O line was at the time being extended through Oakland, Allegany County, Maryland, westward into Preston County, Virginia. Mr. Rasche later served as Justice of the Peace and owned and operated a flour mill on Water Street in Oakland until his accidental death in that mill in 1894.
Garrett County Historical Society

 
Erected by Garrett County Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 24.496′ N, 79° 24.477′ W. Marker is in Oakland, Maryland, in Garrett County. Marker is at the intersection of Alder Street and Second Street, on the right when traveling west on Alder Street. Touch for map. The marker is on the Alder Street wall of the Marvin's Menswear in the National Bank Building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 E Alder St‎, Oakland MD 21550, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Bit of History - The Fireside (within shouting distance of this marker); Cobbler Shop In 1859 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Welcome to Dailey’s Park
Rasche Blacksmith Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 23, 2013
2. Rasche Blacksmith Shop Marker
(about 400 feet away); Garrett Memorial Church (about 500 feet away); The First Garrett County Courthouse (about 500 feet away); MaryLandscapes (about 500 feet away); The Glades Hotel (about 500 feet away); Railroad Street (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oakland.
 
More about this marker. Garrett County was split from Allegany County in 1872.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Rasche Blacksmith Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 23, 2013
3. Rasche Blacksmith Shop Marker
Rasche Blacksmith Shop image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 23, 2013
4. Rasche Blacksmith Shop
Close-up of image on marker
National Bank Building image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 23, 2013
5. National Bank Building
Now Marvin's Menswear
The National Bank Building<br>1902 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 23, 2013
6. The National Bank Building
1902
The National Bank Building image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 23, 2013
7. The National Bank Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 29, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 312 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 29, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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