Visiting Swallow Falls State Park, State Park in the Garrett County, Maryland, United States
Visiting Swallow Falls State Park, State Park in the Garrett County, Maryland, United States.
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Amazing Camping Spots In Maryland. TOP 17
Amazing Camping Spots In Maryland. TOP 17 List: Assateague State Park, Elk Neck State Park, Catoctin Mountain Park, Cunningham Falls State Park, Point Lookout State Park, Tuckahoe State Park, Rocky Gap State Park, Green Ridge State Forest, Patapsco Valley State Park, Maple Tree Campground, Bayshore Campground, Camp Merryelande, Greenbelt National Park, Pocomoke River State Park, New Germany State Park, Deep Creek Lake State Park, Lake Needwood
10 Surprising Maryland Facts
Learn more about the Old Line State, including surprising history, famous residents, and fun cultural trivia with our magnificent facts about Maryland.
10 Surprising Maryland Facts
1. Annapolis, Maryland was briefly the capital of the United States, from 1783-1784.
2. Maryland is sometimes called America in miniature because of its diverse geography. Maryland boasts beautiful coastlines and sandy dunes, plains and marshlands teeming with animal life, oak forests and pine-covered mountains.
3. In exchange for granting a charter for settlers to establish a new colony, King Charles asked that it be named for his wife, Queen Henrietta Maria. Thus it was called Terra Mariae, or Mary-land.
4. The first colonizers of Maryland wanted to avoid conflict with the Native American Piscataways living there and requested the chief's permission to settle, which he gave.
5. Maryland is home to many national firsts, including the first post office, printing business, telegraph line, dental school, and hot air balloon ascension.
6. Francis Scott Key wrote the words to “The Star-Spangled Banner” after seeing the flag still waving at Fort McHenry in Maryland’s Baltimore Harbor after the British bombarded the fort during the War of 1812.
7. The town of Garrett Park, Maryland, passed a law in 1898 making it illegal to harm any songbird or tree within city limits.
8. The abolitionist Frederick Douglass was born and raised in Maryland.
Harriet Tubman, champion of the Underground Railroad, was born as a slave in Maryland, eventually escaping to Philadelphia.
9. Famous writers who lived in Maryland include Edgar Allan Poe,
F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Upton Sinclair.
10. Maryland’s state crustacean is the Maryland Blue Crab, and its state sport is jousting.
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Get to know the Five Regions of Maryland
The world's best overview of all five distinct regions in Maryland! Use this when you plan your trip to Maryland to decide which region you'd like to visit first!
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0:23 Mountain Maryland
0:55 Capital Region
1:25 Central Region
1:53 Southern Maryland
2:24 Eastern Shore
7 Unusual Town Names Across America
Check out these unusual town names from locations across America.
Here are 7 weird town names across America:
Number 7 is Accident, a town in Garrett county, Maryland. With a population of nearly 325, the town was incorporated in 1916.
Number 6 - Climax in Georgia. With an area covering less than a mile, this small sized town has a total population of only 280 people. The town was named climax because it is located on the highest point between Savannah and the Chattahoochee River.
Number 5 - Monkey's Eyebrows in Kentucky. Some believe that the town got this unusual name because it is in the shape of a monkey's eyebrow.
Number 4 - Toad Suck in Arkansas. Reportedly, the town got its name from past popular drinking location on the Arkansas River.
Number 3 - Boring in the state of Oregon. The town was named in 1903 after one of its residents W.H. Boring. Apparently, there is another town with the same name in Maryland. Interestingly, the town's logo is - Boring, Oregon - an exciting place to live & work.
Number 2 - Looneyville in West Virginia. Located on Pocatalico River, the town was named after Robert Looney one of its residents who lived here in 1844.
Number 1 - Truth or Consequences in New Mexico. The town was originally named Hot Springs; however, it changed its name in 1950 after the popular show Truth or Consequences.
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A Promotional Video For Oakland, MD.
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US State Highpoints #17-29
i'm not too into peakbagging but i got a nice little collection growing of the US state highpoints. highpointing helps break up long drives and keeps me on the backroads more often.
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Beach to Bluegrass: Traveling Virginia Highway 58
An insider's guide to places to brake along one of Virginia's most historic and fun to drive routes.
Joe Tennis, author of “Beach to Bluegrass: An Illustrated Collection of Virginia stories and photos following 500 miles of Highway 58”