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Maryland

State Project
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Adele Veldekens

on 3 March 2013

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Motto The Old Line State Maryland The Old Line State and Free state Annapolis the State Capitol The Black-Eyed Susan Oriole Chesapeake Bay Retriever The Striped Bass Checkerspot Butterfly Diamondback Terrapin In 1964 this dog was the first breed in the United States. Chesapeake Bay retrievers usually are brown and light-colored eyes. In 1965 Maryland adopted the striped bass as their states fish. The striped bass can grow up to 6 feet long and weigh more than 100 pounds. In 1973 ,the Baltimore checkerspot butterfly became the states insect. The checkerspots wings are black and yellow In 1994,The Diamondback Terrapin became the states reptile. By the late 1800s, the terrapin began to disappear Maryland's capitol is the oldest building still used by a state government. Maryland's capitol has two domes. A small dome is on top of the larger one. Maryland was named after King Charles' wife, Queen Henrietta Maria. Washington nicknamed Maryland The Old Line State to honor the soldiers who fought in the Revolutionary War (1775-1783). Hamilton Owens called Maryland the Free State when he wrote. In 1947, Maryland adopted the Baltimore oriole as its state bird. The Baltimore oriole is named after the first Lord Baltimore. The Baltimore oriole builds its nest with twigs, plants, and bark. Oriole lays up to about 5 eggs in the nest each year. The eggs are gray with brown or black spots The Baltimore oriole eats fruit and seeds and also eats caterpillars, wasps, and insects. In 1882, The Baltimore oriole was the first protected songbird in the United States. White Oak White Oak was the states tree in 1941. White Oak was also called the Stave The White Oak tree can grow to be 100 feet (30 meters) tall. The tree has, shiny leaves are green on the top and white on the bottom.Exept in the fall when they turn red. The Wye Oak in Talbot Country, is more than 400 year old. This tree is 100 feet tall. The Black-Eyed Susan became the states flower in 1918. The flower's petals are yellow and its center is black. These wildflowers can grow up to 3 feet tall. Their leaves can grow up to 6 inches. Black-Eyed Susan bloom in the late summer. Their flowers grow up to be 2 inches to 6 inches wide. The Black-Eyed Susan is also called Sonoras daises. State Seal King Charles 1 gave George Calvert the charter for Maryland in 1632. The Latin words on the border of the seal mean"With favor wilt thou compass us as with a shield." The motto means "Manly deeds, womanly words." The motto tells people of Maryland to work hard, be strong, and use words to solve problems. Martin O'Malley US House of Representatives Martin O'Malley is the governor of Maryland. The US house of Representatives has only 8 seat. Maryland State Flag Maryland history from 10,000 B.C. long ago. The Gazette is one of the oldest newspaper in America, dated back to the early 18th century.
Annapolis became the nation's capitol in November 1783.
"From the early days as a capitol city, Annapolis is know as "Athens of America."
Annapolis celebrates there 300 year anniversary in the capitol of Maryland in 2005. http://www.whitehouse.gov/our-government/legislative-branch Freedom ended in Maryland by a Puritan. In 1791, Maryland donates land to the new capital, Washington DC. http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0108223.html#ixzz2IAUOVlWb In 1814 Francis Scott Key wrote the words to “The Star-Spangled Banner.”, during the attack on Fort McHenry. During the Civil War, Maryland was a slave state. . Marylands' Bay produces more seafood-oysters, crabs, clams, fin fish-than any other water.
Maryland is about 250 miles long and 90 miles wide. Geography and Location Quick Facts Captain John Smith explores the Chesapeake Bay in 1608. www.visitmaryland.org Maryland land area is 9,775 square miles. Maryland is covered by water 2,633 square miles. The "Eastern Shore", is on the eastern side of the Chesapeake Bay. In the summer the beaches are beautiful and beautiful natural areas. Baltimore is a fun place to spend the day- walk along the docks, shop, eat and watch. The National Aquarium, Camden Yards, Port Discovery has the Historic ships. Enjoy shopping, dining, and the beautiful scenery of the state capitol. Take a sightseeing cruise or walking tour and learn about the history of the seaport. Walking or bicycling along the towpath, you can see original structures including locks, lockhouses and aquaducts. Attractions The park is open April through October. Six Flags has more than 100 rides. Some of the roller coasters are Wild One, Joker's Jinz and Superman Ride of steel. There are 2,000 seats Strathmore music center. Strathmore national artists including folk, blues, pop, jazz, show tunes, and classical music. The 50-acre winning garden includes an aquatic garden, azalea garden, butterfly garden, rose garden. In 1700s, Ellicott Mills was the largest center in the region. Maryland is know for its historic charm and a nice selection of antique and specialty shops and unique restaurants. Maryland is on the eastern seaboard of the US in the South Atlantic. Eastern Shore Six Flags Baltimore Inner Harbor Annapolis Harbor C&O Canal natural historic park Casino Strathmore Music Center NASA Center Historic Ellicott City Brookside Garden Fun Facts Maryland was the home town of Babe Ruth. Baltimore Ravens won the 2013 Super Bowl. Francis Scott Key Bridge is the second largest bridge in the nation. Economy Maryland has a total of 2.38 billion dollars in revenue from farming. Maryland fisheries caught 53.5 billion dollars of fish and seafood in 2006. In 2001 Marylands's gross state product was $195 billion dollars.15th highest in the nation. Maryland's gross state product was $195 billion in 2001, the 15th highest in the nation, Maryland's current sales tax rate is 6%
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