Maryland: A New Guide to the Old Line State

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JHU Press, Mar 22, 1999 - History - 649 pages
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From Antietam to Assateague, from Charles County's Tobacco Road to the mountainous Green Ridge Forest, the natural and historic sites of Maryland are among the nation's richest and most diverse. Now, the newly revised and updated edition of this widely acclaimed guidebook provides a complete, compact, and reliable companion for travel anywhere in the state.

First published as a project of the Works Progress Administration in 1940 and last revised for the 1976 bicentennial, Maryland: A New Guide to the Old Line State has been reorganized, rewritten, and completely updated. Personally traveling nearly all of the 5,000 miles covered, the authors combine first-hand experience with the latest scholarly research. The result is a unique new guidebook that tells the stories of Maryland's familiar people and places and of those often overlooked. Travelers can follow Piscataway Indian trails as well as John Wilkes Booth's escape route; visit the homes of Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman as well as the mansions in Annapolis and Hampton; explore the sites of the Crisfield oyster boom and Georges Creek coal rush as well as those of John Brown's raid and the Battle of Antietam. The updated Guide also provides information on the many museums and visitor attractions in Baltimore, Frederick, and other Maryland cities.

Supplementing the more than 120 archival photographs are contemporary ones by photographer Edwin Remsberg which show the immensity of changes the state has undergone. Some photos literally look down the same street or road fifty or sixty years later, revealing dramatic urban development or subtle shifts in mood. Fifty new maps by cartographer Bill Nelson offer an accurate guide to every tour.

Previous editions of this book have been hailed as definitive touring guides to Maryland. Now once more revised and updated—and this time fully reorganized— Maryland: A New Guide to the Old Line State emerges as a freshly appealing guidebook for native, newcomer, and visitor alike.

  

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Contents

PART SOUTHERN MARYLAND
5
Homes of 1ndians and Revolutionariesi
35
The Historic ChesapeakePatuxent Peninsulai
81
Tobacco Roadi Eastern Prince Qeorges
103
THE EASTERN SHORE
121
Chesapeake Bay f 25
131
The Charms of the Upper Shorei Kent
149
Land of the Lloydsi Talbot County
171
Side Trip into the Worthington Valley
455
YORKRDMD45
462
Q BELAlR AND CONOVfNQO RDS US l
469
H EASTERNAVE MD 150 xnoPULASKlHW US 40 EAST
478
Side Trip on Philadelphia Rd Md 7
485
fust a Little South of the MasonDixon Line
501
Following the Eoad to the SVr
512
ALTERNATE OLD US 40
526

From the Chesapeake to the Atlantici Dorchester
189
Baltimore City
252
fllong the BaltimoreSVashmgtonnnapoiis Triangle
381
BALTlMORE TO BLADENSBURG vw THE BALTlMOREWASHlNGTON
395
BLADENSBURQ TD ANNAPOLlS MD 450
404
ANNAPOLlS ro BALTlMORE vw GOVERNOR RlTCHlE HWY MD 2
411
The Lovely Potomac Valleyi Montgomery County
441
The Spokes That Made Baltimore a Hub
448
SCEMC40
546
Exploring Western Maryland
563
Q ALONQ THE RAlLROAD ROUTE FROM CUMBERLAND TO OAKLAND
590
f FROM QRANTSVlLLE TO THE FAlRFAX BOUNDARY STONE
599
Further Reading and Reseaich
607
lndex
613
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About the author (1999)

Earl Arnett, a freelance writer who reported for the Baltimore Sun, is also a music entrepreneur and multimedia producer. Robert J. Brugger is the history and regional books editor at the Johns Hopkins University Press and the author of Maryland: A Middle Temperament, 1634-1980, also available from Johns Hopkins. Edward C. Papenfuse is the State Archivist and Commissioner of Land Patents at the Maryland State Archives. He is the author of several books and articles on Maryland history, including In Pursuit of Profit, a study of the Annapolis merchant community during the American Revolution, and A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature.