Somerset County, Maryland: A Brief History
From its first sighting by European explorers in 1498, Somerset County on Maryland's Eastern Shore has played a significant role in America's heritage. Set on the beautiful backdrop of the Tangier Sound, its story is a tale of Native Americans, naval battles, Confederate generals, buried treasure, ornate mansions, rail travel, rags-to-riches businessmen, political leaders, skipjacks?and even a rogue elephant! In this volume, award-winning journalist Jason Rhodes details the important events and colorful characters that have made Somerset County such a well-loved place for generations of residents and visitors.
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