Take Pride in the ‘Old Line State!’ Celebrate Maryland Day this Month!
You might remember this line from the movie “Wedding Crashers”: “Crabcakes and football – that’s what Maryland does!” Although Maryland does those two things very well, it’s more than just shellfish and pigskins. Turns out Maryland has a vibrant, colorful history, starting with its founding in 1634, when two English ships sailed up the Chesapeake Bay and landed on St. fjällräven rucksack Clements Island. In honor of Maryland Day, held this year on Wednesday, March 25, here are 10 fun facts about our charming state. chaussures nike air max To read even more cool tidbits, learn about Maryland’s history, or plan a sightseeing trip, check out http://visitmaryland.org. nike kwazi soldes
- Throughout its history, Maryland has been called “America in Miniature,” the “Old Line State,” and the “Free State.”
- Maryland was home to the first railroad, the first dental school, and the first umbrella factory. chaussure tn pour homme Maryland inventors gave us the gas light, the linotype machine, and the refrigerator.
- The largest body of water in Maryland is the Chesapeake Bay, but the state also has nearly 50 rivers and creeks.
- The Maryland Blue Crab is the state crustacean.
- The Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly is the state insect.
- The skipjack, the last working boat under sail in North America, is the state boat. It’s used by the seafood industry to dredge for oysters in the Chesapeake Bay.
- The state dog is the Chesapeake Bay Retriever, which originated in the early 1800s. It’s described as an excellent hunter, good family pet, and “worthy friend.”
- Blooming around the Fourth of July and dotting hillsides and meadows all over the state, the Black-Eyed Susan reproduces the Maryland colors of black and gold.