Baltimore County, MD (Images of America Series)

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In its beginnings, Baltimore County was covered with dense ancient forests of deciduous trees and so little undergrowth that it was said a man could gallop horses within them. Today horses gallop over bucolic pastures of renowned Thoroughbred farms amidst quaint historic towns seen dotting the rolling landscape. Named for the Lords Baltimore, Baltimore County was originally an expansive area extending well beyond today's boundaries. Founded in 1659, the county has evolved from tobacco farming to diverse ...
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In its beginnings, Baltimore County was covered with dense ancient forests of deciduous trees and so little undergrowth that it was said a man could gallop horses within them. Today horses gallop over bucolic pastures of renowned Thoroughbred farms amidst quaint historic towns seen dotting the rolling landscape. Named for the Lords Baltimore, Baltimore County was originally an expansive area extending well beyond today's boundaries. Founded in 1659, the county has evolved from tobacco farming to diverse industries ranging from steel manufacturing to picturesque vineyards. Both then and now, nearby Baltimore Harbor on the Chesapeake Bay provides lucrative opportunities for merchants to trade their crops and commodities. The county offers endless recreational pursuits on over 175 miles of shoreline. Baltimore County is proud to claim among its residents the noted neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson; baseball's all-time iron man, Cal Ripken; and famous author Tom Clancy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738567952
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 9/28/2009
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 942,032
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Local author Gayle Neville Blum has put together a collection of archived photographs from local historical societies and the Baltimore County Library in an attempt to capture the remarkable history and incomparable beauty of Baltimore County that she, her husband, and children call home from their pastoral farm nestled in the heart of it all.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 1

1 Early On 9

2 The Gentry 15

3 Country Life 27

4 Love of Learning 41

5 Religious Roots 57

6 Ye Old Mills 65

7 Hustle Bustle 77

8 Pleasurable Pursuits 99

9 No Place Like Home 109

Bibliography 126

About the Organization 127

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