College Park

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Arcadia Publishing, 2005 - History - 128 pages
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College Park, Maryland, owes its name and much of its history to the Maryland Agricultural College, which was founded in 1856 under the Morrill Act and built on land donated by the Calvert family. The original goal of the college was to provide a scientific education to the sons of Maryland farmers, but the college grew far beyond those early dreams to become the flagship campus of the University of Maryland. The rich history of College Park also reflects its strong transportation heritage related to roads, railroads, streetcars, and air travel. College Parks development was fueled by its proximity to Route 1, the nations first highway, and the B&O Railroad, a few blocks to the east. With the advent of the trolley line, College Park became a streetcar suburb, as people commuted to and from Washington, D.C. The College Park Airport is the<br>
worlds oldest continuously operating airport and the site of many aviation firsts, including early flight experiments and instructions led by Wilbur Wright.

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Authors Stephanie Stullich and Katharine D. Bryant have
gathered photographs from city, county, and university
archives, as well as from the private collections of local
families, to tell the fascinating and multi-faceted history of
College Park.

Prince George's County, Maryland is a fascinating pictorial journey through one of the state's most historic areas. Authors Katharine D. Bryant and Donna L. Schneider, in conjunction with the Prince George's County Historical & Cultural Trust, have gathered images from county-wide sources, including many museum and historical society archives and individual collections. This entertaining and educational retrospective will be a welcome addition to the bookshelf of every resident and history lover.

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