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Bowie, Maryland, USA

The city of Bowie owes its existence to the railway. In 1853 Colonel William Duckett Bowie obtained a charter from the Maryland legislature to construct a rail line into Southern Maryland. In 1869 the Baltimore & Potomac Railroad Company began the construction of a railroad from Baltimore to Southern Maryland, terminating in Pope's Creek. The area had already been dotted with small farms and large tobacco plantations in an economy based on agriculture and slavery. In 1870, Ben Plumb, a land speculator and developer, sold building lots around the railroad junction and named the settlement Huntington City. By 1872 the line was completed, together with a "spur" to Washington, D.C. and the entire line through Southern Maryland was completed in 1873.

Huntington City was renamed in honor of the son of William Duckett Bowie and his business partner, Oden Bowie, who was President of the Baltimore & Potomac Railroad at the time, and previously Governor of Maryland. The town was subsequently rechartered as Bowie in 1880.

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  • 1895 - Bowie
    Bowie, a post-village of Prince George's co., Md., on the Baltimore & Potomac Railroad, at its junction with the Pope's Creek Branch, 25 miles S.S.W. ...Read MORE...


  • 1916
    Bowie, a post-town of Prince George co., Md., on the Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington R., 25 miles SSW. of Baltimore and 16 miles from...Read MORE...


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    Bowie Inn and Tourist Court on Hwy. No. 50, 1 mile west of 301.
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    Bowie Race Track (1952)
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  • News 1961 - Train Wreck Kills Six. 130 Race Fans Hurt; 7 Cars Jump Tracks.
    BOWIE, Md., (AP) - Six persons were killed and about 130 injured Thursday when a special train carrying some 300 passengers derailed near Bowie Race...Read MORE...




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Bowie Inn and Tourist Court on Hwy. No. 50, 1 mile west of 301.
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Bowie Race Track (1952)
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  • 1895 - Bowie
    Bowie, a post-village of Prince George's co., Md., on the Baltimore & Potomac Railroad, at its junction with the Pope's Creek Branch, 25 miles S.S.W. ... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Bowie, a post-town of Prince George co., Md., on the Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington R., 25 miles SSW. of Baltimore and 16 miles from... Read MORE...

  • News  1961 - Train Wreck Kills Six. 130 Race Fans Hurt; 7 Cars Jump Tracks.
    BOWIE, Md., (AP) - Six persons were killed and about 130 injured Thursday when a special train carrying some 300 passengers derailed near Bowie Race... Read MORE...

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