Maryland's Lower Susquehanna River Valley: Where the River Meets the Bay

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The Susquehannocks navigated its flats, Captain John Smith made camp on its islands and George Washington crossed its wide waters. The Susquehanna River Valley opens where the mighty Susquehanna meets the Chesapeake Bay, revealing a land of astonishing beauty and storied history. From the valiant John O'Neill's defense of Havre de Grace in the War of 1812 to the arrivals of the B&O Railroad, Aberdeen Proving Ground and Conowingo Dam, the region has witnessed greatness and change in equal measure. David A. ...

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The Susquehannocks navigated its flats, Captain John Smith made camp on its islands and George Washington crossed its wide waters. The Susquehanna River Valley opens where the mighty Susquehanna meets the Chesapeake Bay, revealing a land of astonishing beauty and storied history. From the valiant John O'Neill's defense of Havre de Grace in the War of 1812 to the arrivals of the B&O Railroad, Aberdeen Proving Ground and Conowingo Dam, the region has witnessed greatness and change in equal measure. David A. Berry takes his readers to a place where history lives alongside such beloved pastimes as sailing, fishing, decoy carving and thoroughbred racing. With wit and a deft hand, Berry captures the essence of the Susquehanna River Valley's charm.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596296534
  • Publisher: History Press, The
  • Publication date: 5/15/2009
  • Series: American Chronicles Ser.
  • Pages: 126
  • Sales rank: 1,391,766
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 7

The Susquehanna River 9

True Natives 17

Captain John Smith 21

First Settlements 25

Beautiful Harbor 30

Boomtown 39

A Veteran's Railroad Town 48

Revolution Crosses the Susquehanna River 58

1812 60

A State Divided 63

The U.S. Navy Comes to the Valley 66

Sounds Across the Water 71

Where There's Water, There Are Boats 75

Up and Down the River 80

The Railroads Arrive (and So Do the Bridges) 83

Wood, Rock and Coal 93

Electricity and Wildlife 100

Wooden Ducks and Slippery Fish 107

Horse Sense 114

Touching History 118

The River in the Twenty-first Century 121

Bibliography 125

About the Author 127

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    That's cool! I'm goig to the beach some time toda.

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