As of this afternoon, John’s total exercise miles are 3338.

The State of Maryland appears to pride itself on its history.  There are a number of official sites that tell about the history, beginning with a timeline that starts in 10,000 BC or BCE, based on your preference for defining time.  Here are links to some of these sites:

Maryland State Archives:   http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/homepage/html/mdhistory.html

Historical Chronology:   http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/mdmanual/01glance/chron/html/chron.html

Maryland Historical Society:   http://www.mdhs.org/

Maryland Historical Society Library:  http://www.mdhs.org/library/library-overview

Maryland Department of Planning Historical Trust:  http://mht.maryland.gov/

Then there is The Archives of Maryland Online:  http://aomol.net/html/index.html 

“The ongoing Maryland State Archives publication series, Archives of Maryland Online, currently provides access to over 471,000 historical documents that form the constitutional, legal, legislative, judicial, and administrative basis of Maryland’s government. Online access enables users to research such topics as Maryland’s constitutions and constitutional conventions’ proceedings, session laws, proceedings of the General Assembly, governors’ papers, and military records. This project allows the Archives to place into electronic form and preserve for future generations records that are scattered among a number of repositories and that often exist only on rapidly disintegrating paper.  The Information Technology Fund of the State of Maryland provided initial funding for the online Archives of Maryland. Additional funding comes from annual appropriations and private contributions. See Project History and Description for additional background as well as technical details and staff.”

We will provide you now with a few facts.  You have with a click the resources to discover countless more!  

“In 1498 John Cabot, (Giovanni Caboto (c.1450-1499), Venetian navigator and explorer, sailed along Eastern Shore off present-day Worcester County.  The Juan de la Cosa map of the world (1500) indicated that Cabot, the only explorer sailing the North American coast at that time under the British flag, may have coasted as far south as Cape Hattaras.”  http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/mdmanual/01glance/chron/html/chron.html

Maryland was one of the original Thirteen Colonies and became the 7th state in 1788.   Currently, Maryland is 42nd in total area and 19th in population.

According to an article in the Maryland Reporter.com, “Maryland’s economy and economic growth is highly dependent on immigrants. Between 2000 and 2010, Maryland’s gross state product increased by 26%. More than half of that – 57% — is from immigrants. Some of these immigrants are highly educated and highly skilled, working in information technology, science and medical fields. Some of them are uneducated and work low-wage jobs.” http://marylandreporter.com/2012/02/10/state-commission-says-immigrants-improve-maryland-economy/

Frederick Douglas was born in Talbot County on the Eastern Shore of Maryland in 1817.  Born a slave, he escaped to the North and became an abolitionist and champion of universal human rights, including the rights of women.  Learn more with this link to The Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress:  http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/doughtml/doughome.html

 

 

 

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