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 Maryland, USA - A Busy Scene along the Wharves, Baltimore, Maryland (1906)

Located in the Chesapeake Bay, Smith Island is Maryland's only inhabited off-shore island.

The Maryland State House is the oldest state capitol still in continuous legislative use.

Maryland was first to enact Workmen's compensation laws in 1902

Maryland is a prominent producer and processor of seafood and a national leader in the production of blue crabs and soft clams.
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America’s oldest airport is located in Maryland. It was founded by the Wright brothers in 1909. legendsofamerica.com


Maryland is known as the "Free State" because it refused to enforce Prohibition.


"England’s Cecilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, named Maryland after Queen Henrietta Maria, whose husband, King Charles I, had granted Calvert the territory charter." mentalfloss.com



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Maryland Nostalgia: Vintage Photos, Ads, and Postcards

A Busy Scene along the Wharves, Baltimore, Maryland (1906)
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A Busy Scene along the Wharves, Baltimore, Maryland (1906)

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So. Patomic Street, Hagerstown, Maryland
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So. Patomic Street, Hagerstown, Maryland
Francis Scott Key Hotel, Frederick, Maryland
Grave and Monument of Francis Scott Key, Author of our
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Grave and Monument of Francis Scott Key, Author of our National Anthem, "The Star Spangled Banner"

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1788 - Maryland became seventh U. S. state

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1791 - Maryland donated land for new capital in Washington, D.C.

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1813 - First steamboat, the Chesapeake, appeared in Chesapeake Bay; British raided Havre de Grace

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1814 - Francis Scott Key wrote "Star Spangled Banner" during British attack of Fort McHenry

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1828 - Construction began on nation's first railroad - the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad

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1829 - Chesapeake and Delaware Canal opened, linked Chesapeake Bay with Delaware River

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January 15, 1852 - Between January 15th and February 24th a total of 1378 railroad cars were drawn by horses across the frozen Susquehanna River to engines waiting at Havre De Grace, MD.

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1864 - Maryland abolished slavery

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1868 - The Maryland Legislature has passed the law fixing ten hours as a day's labor in the factories in the State.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
April 18, 1868
1895 - Maryland
Maryland, mā're-land (named in honor of Queen Henrietta Maria, consort of Charles I. of Great Britain), one of the Middle Atlantic states of the American Union, and one of the original thirteen United States, is bounded N. by Pennsylvania, E. by Delaware and the Atlantic, W. by West Virginia, and S. and S.W. by Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia, and from the two former it is for the most part divided by the river Potomac. It is of very irregular outline, and by the river Susquehanna and Chesapeake Bay it is divided into two portions,—the Eastern and the Western Shore, the latter em bracing about two-thirds of the area. There are also small islands in the bay and off the Atlantic coast, nearly all in close proximity to the Eastern Shore. Area, 12,210 square miles; land area, 9860 square miles, or 6,310,400 acres, of which rather more than half is improved land. The N. limit is "Mason & Dixon's line," 39° 44' N. lat...

The population in 1660 was 12,000; in 1671,... Read MORE...

January 13, 1912 - The temperature at Oakland, MD, plunged to 40 degrees below zero to establish a state record.

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(1920's - 1930's) Maryland refused to endorse national Prohibition laws, nicknamed "Free State"

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1924 - Flooding destroyed much of Chesapeake and Ohio Canal

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1952 - Chesapeake Bay Bridge opened; first intensive care facility in nation opened at Johns Hopkins Hospital

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1961 - June 19 - The Supreme Court strikes down a provision in Maryland’s constitution requiring state office holders to believe in God.

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2023 - Maryland has something for everyone. Here's a list of places to go and things to do in the Old Line State:
1. Inner Harbor, Baltimore:
Explore the historic Inner Harbor, filled with shops, restaurants, and entertainment options.
Visit the National Aquarium for a fascinating underwater adventure.
Take a stroll along the waterfront promenade and enjoy the scenic views.

2. Assateague Island:
Witness the wild ponies that roam freely on this barrier island.
Enjoy camping, swimming, and beachcombing along the pristine coastline.
Birdwatching and wildlife photography are popular activities here.

3. Annapolis:
Tour the United States Naval Academy and learn about its rich history.
Stroll through the charming streets of downtown Annapolis, known for its colonial architecture.
Take a sailboat cruise on the Chesapeake Bay.

4. Ocean City:
Relax on the beautiful beaches of Ocean City, known for its lively boardwalk.
Try out water sports like jet skiing, parasailing, and paddleboarding.
Enjoy amusement park rides and tasty treats on the boardwalk.

5. Antietam National... Read MORE...

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