by Nancy Kurtz, National Register Coordinator
In the early morning of January 13, 1964, a B-52D bomber, call sign “Buzz One Four,” with a crew of five and carrying two thermonuclear bombs, crashed in a blizzard on Savage Mountain in Garrett County. Two of the crew of five survived. The bombs were found intact in the wreckage.
Fairchild C-123K Provider “Thunder Pig” flies overhead during presentation of Governor’s citation by Edward Chow Jr., Maryland Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Photo by Al Feldstein.
Stuart Grosvenor and members of the
Janet Montgomery Chapter of the DAR
dedicate the new Richard Montgomery
marker in Rockville.
Photo courtsey of Nancy Kurtz, MHT
The Maryland Historical Trust, the State Highway Administration and local partners have developed and installed seven new markers along Maryland’s roadways. The markers celebrate people, places and events important in the history of the state, including Ocean City, Maryland’s Atlantic Ocean resort; the Somerset County seat, established in the seventeenth century; a nineteenth century African American community and school in Anne Arundel County; the nation’s first war hero and namesake of Montgomery County; a hexagonal fieldstone school in Harford County; a seventeenth century battle along the Severn River; and a twentieth century African American community baseball park in Somerset County. Continue reading
The Maryland Historical Trust, State Highway Administration, and local partners recently installed four new roadside historical markers along Maryland’s roadways, bringing the total number of markers to 816! The new markers celebrate a wide range of stories and places, ranging from the slave trade in Baltimore City to the establishment of the Town of Princess Anne in Somerset County. Continue reading