Tag Archives: Maryland

My Favorite Things 2016

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I don’t seem to have strayed far from home in 2016. Too busy with the move, I suppose. But I did do a lot of activities in the DC area — a “last chance before I leave” thing.  So here’s … Continue reading

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The Art of Remembrance

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Civil War battlefield monuments typically are placed at the site where a regiment made its stand, so it can be quite the adventure to hunt down them down on an expansive battlefield. At Antietam, however, they generally come in clusters, … Continue reading

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Train Guarding

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The Ellicott City, Maryland train station –now out-of-commission and part of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum – had Civil War reenactors camped out in front of it over the weekend.  It’s the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil … Continue reading

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Wig-Wag and Code Talkers

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The FBI raided my neighbor’s house a few years ago.  They rolled up in several cars before the break of dawn, pulled the neighbor out of the shower at gunpoint and his wife out of bed.  They interrogated him for … Continue reading

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Sunny London Town

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In 1823, Anne Arundel County moved its almshouse from downtown Annapolis to site on the South River about eight miles south of town.  On the site there already existed a large Georgian house, built between 1758 and 1764 by businessman William … Continue reading

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Godiah Spray

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A costumed interpreter greeted us at the Godiah Spray Tobacco Plantation, our final stop at the Historic St. Mary’s City (HSMC) complex.  “Good afternoon.  I’m William, one of Master Spray’s indentured servants.”  He was the only St. Mary’s interpreter to … Continue reading

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We’re #4

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The site where the Ark and the Dove landed, in 1634, belonged to the Yaocomico people.  “…[I]n order to avoid every appearance of injustice and afford opportunity for hostility,” wrote a Jesuit priest who traveled on the Ark, “we bought from … Continue reading

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