St. Mary's County

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For nearly four centuries, St. Mary's County has been called "the land of pleasant living." The county's fertile fields and pristine waters invite visitors and natives alike to revel, relax, and renew. As the "Mother County" of Maryland, St. Mary's has a rich written history dating from 1634, when George and Leonard Calvert established the first American settlement founded on the principle of religious tolerance. After surviving British raids during the War of 1812 and divided loyalties in the Civil War, the county leapt into the modern era when the US Navy established Naval Air Station Patuxent River, the Navy's premier flight test center and test pilot school. Today, millions of Americans trace their roots to Southern Maryland and are welcomed home as "Sons and Daughters of Old St. Mary's."
ISBN: 9781467123396
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Maryland
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 210
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
As a St. Mary's County native, local history buff, and postcard collector, Karen L. Grubber shares her family's collection of over 180 vintage postcards, including never-before-published images of cherished landmarks and bygone days.
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