Maryland: A New Guide to the Old Line State

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JHU Press, May 3, 1999 - History - 649 pages

A complete, compact, and reliable companion for travel anywhere in the state.

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

SOUTHERN MARYLAND
3
TOUR 2
35
Tour 3
47
Tour 4
81
Tour 5
99
Tobacco in Maryland
106
Port Tobacco and Chapel Point via Md 6 and Chapel Point Rd 12
112
Rock Point via Md 257
118
Along the Baltimore WashingtonAnnapolis Triangle
381
Along the WashingtonBaltimoreFrederick Triangle
415
Montgomery County
441
The Spokes That Made Baltimore a Hub
448
Side Trip into the Worthington Valley
455
E DULANEY VALLEY RD JARRETTSVILLE PIKE MD 146
464
From Kingsville to Bel Air on Jerusalem Rd
470
H EASTERN AVE MD 150 AND PULASKI HWY U S 40 EAST
478

Tour 6
125
Tour 7
131
Elk Neck via Md 272
143
Tour 8
149
CHESTERTOWN
155
Rock Hall and Eastern Neck Island via Md 20 and 298
161
WEST ON MD 404 AND ALT 404
168
Frederick Douglass
175
Dorchester
189
Side Trip to Church Creek Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
197
SALISBURY
208
Alternate Route East from Salisbury via Pocomoke City and Snow Hill
227
Alternate Route East from Salisbury via Md 346
235
Return from Salisbury to Easton via Md 313 318 and 331
242
CENTRAL MARYLAND
249
Side Trip on Philadelphia Rd Md 7
485
Westminster and Its Byways
491
WESTERN MARYLAND
509
ALTERNATE OLD U S 40
526
Fort Frederick
542
Exploring Western Maryland
563
FROM FREDERICK TO HARPERS FERRY VIA U S 340 MD 180
569
FROM BOONSBORO TO BLOODY SHARPSBURG VIA MD 34 AND 65
576
E FROM HAGERSTOWN TO BIG POOL VIA U S II MD 68
582
G ALONG THE RAILROAD ROUTE FROM CUMBERLAND TO OAKLAND
590
FROM GRANTSVILLE TO THE FAIRFAX BOUNDARY STONE
599
Further Reading and Research
607
Index
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.

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