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May 11, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Rockville Unveils Statue of Walter ‘Big Train’ Johnson

A statue of Walter Johnson, one of the most accomplished major league pitchers of all time, now stands as a centerpiece to Dogwood Park in Rockville in a replica baseball field that represents his more than two-decade career on the mound with the Washington Senators. According to a press release from the City of Rockville, […]

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August 15, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Hogan Favors Removing Taney Statue from State House Grounds

Gov. Larry Hogan said Tuesday he favored removing the statue of Justice Roger B. Taney from the State House grounds in Annapolis. Taney wrote the Dred Scott decision, which held that slaves could not become American citizens. “As I said at my inauguration, Maryland has always been a state of middle temperament, which is a […]

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August 28, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Leggett Declares His Support for Harriet Tubman Statue in State Capital

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett wants to see a statue of Harriet Tubman erected in the state’s capital, and he’s written a letter to the governor about it. In a letter to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan dated Aug. 9, Leggett describes Tubman as “far more than an abolitionist.” “She was a maverick; and the reverberation […]

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September 24, 2015 | Sonya Burke

County Proposes to Relocate Confederate Monument to Beall-Dawson Property

Montgomery County officials are proposing to relocate the Confederate soldier monument from the Red Brick Courthouse property to the Beall-Dawson Historic Park at 103 West Montgomery Avenue in Rockville. You may remember that just last week, the Rockville Historic District Commission (HDC) approved the county’s request to move the statue from its current location at […]

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August 1, 2015 | Sonya Burke

County Boxes In Confederate Soldier Statue “to Protect it from Vandalism” (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County officials have taken measures to protect the Confederate soldier statue from future incidents of graffiti and vandalism. On Friday, July 31st, the statue was enclosed by a wooden structure. David Dise, general services director of Montgomery County, said the wood box was installed around the statue “to protect it from vandalism until it […]

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