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History of Maryland, USA

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



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  • 1788 - Maryland became seventh U. S. state

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mdtimeln.htm

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

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mdtimeln.htm

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

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mdtimeln.htm

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

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mdtimeln.htm

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

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mdtimeln.htm

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

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mdtimeln.htm

  • 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.

    WeatherForYou.com

  • 1864 - Maryland abolished slavery

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mdtimeln.htm

  • News 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...Read MORE...


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

    (IL) - Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois
  • January 13, 1912 - The temperature at Oakland, MD, plunged to 40 degrees below zero to establish a state record.

    WeatherForYou.com

  •  Maryland, USA
    So. Patomic Street, Hagerstown, Maryland
    Postcard
  • (1920's - 1930's) Maryland refused to endorse national Prohibition laws, nicknamed "Free State"

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mdtimeln.htm

  • 1924 - Flooding destroyed much of Chesapeake and Ohio Canal

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mdtimeln.htm

  •  Maryland, USA
    Francis Scott Key Hotel, Frederick, Maryland
    Grave and Monument of Francis Scott Key, Author of our National Anthem, "The Star Spangled Banner"
    Postcard
  • 1952 - Chesapeake Bay Bridge opened; first intensive care facility in nation opened at Johns Hopkins Hospital

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mdtimeln.htm

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

    http://www.independentsentinel.com/



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A Busy Scene along the Wharves, Baltimore, Maryland (1906)
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Maryland, USA
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(IL) - Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois

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

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  • 1788 - Maryland became seventh U. S. state

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mdtimeln.htm
  • 1791 - Maryland donated land for new capital in Washington, D.C.

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mdtimeln.htm
  • 1813 - First steamboat, the Chesapeake, appeared in Chesapeake Bay; British raided Havre de Grace

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mdtimeln.htm
  • 1814 - Francis Scott Key wrote "Star Spangled Banner" during British attack of Fort McHenry

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mdtimeln.htm
  • 1828 - Construction began on nation's first railroad - the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mdtimeln.htm
  • 1829 - Chesapeake and Delaware Canal opened, linked Chesapeake Bay with Delaware River

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mdtimeln.htm
  • 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.

    WeatherForYou.com
  • 1864 - Maryland abolished slavery

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mdtimeln.htm
  • News  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... Read MORE...

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

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

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mdtimeln.htm
  • 1924 - Flooding destroyed much of Chesapeake and Ohio Canal

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mdtimeln.htm
  • 1952 - Chesapeake Bay Bridge opened; first intensive care facility in nation opened at Johns Hopkins Hospital

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mdtimeln.htm
  • 1961 - June 19 - The Supreme Court strikes down a provision in Maryland’s constitution requiring state office holders to believe in God.

    http://www.independentsentinel.com/

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