Historical Markers and War Memorials in Lonaconing, Maryland
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Lonaconing is in Allegany County
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In the middle of the 1920 season, John "Jack" Dunn I signed Grove with the Baltimore Orioles of the International League, a minor league team. Grove led the league in strikeouts during his four seasons with the Orioles, and the team won the league . . . — — Map (db m139849) HM
In 1929, Grove opened "Lefty's Place"—a duckpin and ten-pin bowling alley and pool hall located diagonally from Lefty Grove Memorial Park, on Union Street. He operated the establishment, with help during the baseball season, until 1961. . . . — — Map (db m139842) HM
Daniel Cresap, pioneer settler, gave his name to Dan's Mountain and Dan's Rock. Born in 1728 near Havre de Grace, MD., son of Colonel Thomas Cresap. Fought in French and Indian War. By first wife, unknown, had one son; by second wife, Ruth . . . — — Map (db m98538) HM
Mary led the effort in forming the Lonaconing Furnace Park Association for preserving the Lonaconing Iron Furnace, now a historic landmark, and in establishing the community park at this location. Revered and beloved as a public school teacher for . . . — — Map (db m139086) HM
Midway between the towns of Frostburg and Westernport stands the Lonaconing Iron Furnace - a mute reminder of a once important industry in the George's Creek valley.
The George's Creek Coal & Iron Company was founded in 1835. In 1836, an act of . . . — — Map (db m139083) HM
Sacred to the memory of
the boys of our community
who made the Supreme Sacrifice
in World War II
1941 - 1945
Pvt. James G. Allan
S.Sgt. Harry Atkinson
T.Sgt. Porter Broadwater
Pvt. Thomas D. Gallagher
P.F.C. Alvin Neat . . . — — Map (db m139067) WM
Founded in 1837 by the Georges Creek Coal and Iron Company, Lonaconing has endured its share of disasters. On September 7, 1881, a devastating fire wiped out the entire business district. Although the town rebuilt, the community suffered through . . . — — Map (db m139064) HM
In loving memory of
those who heard the call and answered it.
★ ★ ★
Died over seas
Brigadier General James F. McIndoe
Capt. Gustave A. Schaidt
Pvt. William S. Brown
Killed in . . . — — Map (db m139074) WM
In 1925, following a stellar four-and-a-half-year stint in the minor leagues with the Baltimore Orioles, Grove began his major league career with Connie Mack's Philadelphia Athletics. Struggling with pitching control during his rookie year, Grove . . . — — Map (db m139848) HM
At the end of the 1933 season, Grove signed with Tom Yawkey's Boston Red Sox, where he would spend the last eight years of his career. He won four more ERA titles with the Red Sox and became a member of major league baseball's elite 300-win club on . . . — — Map (db m139846) HM
A native of Lonaconing, Lefty Grove was one of baseball's all-time great pitchers. In 17 seasons (1925-1941) as a Major Leaguer, he won 300 games and lost 141 for a .680 percentage.
Pitching for Philadelphia and Boston, he led the American . . . — — Map (db m139077) HM
Robert Moses "Lefty" Grove was born in the Charlestown section of Lonaconing, Md., on March 6, 1900, to John and Emma Catherine (Beeman) Grove. Raised in a coal mining community during times of desperate poverty, young Grove had to abandon his . . . — — Map (db m167364) HM
Bill Turnbull was the original owner of the coal car. The car was removed from the Turnbull mine in 1985.
Second owner of the car was Bob Phillips. The car was then used as a decorative yard item.
In 1987 the car was moved to the . . . — — Map (db m139087) HM
This collaboration project, in memory of one of baseball's greatest pitchers, began in October 2014 with the formation of "The Lefty Grove Memorial Committee." A labor of hometown love, the park honors Robert Moses "Lefty" Grove — recognizing . . . — — Map (db m139845) HM