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The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Maryland

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A State of the American Union, occupying the basin of the Potomac and of Chesapeake Bay, with Pennsylvania on the N., Delaware on the E., and the Virginias on the W. and S.; has a much indented coast-line affording great facilities for navigation; the soil is throughout fertile; on the level coast plains tobacco and fruit, chiefly peaches, are grown; in the undulating central land wheat; the mountains in the W. are well wooded with pine; there are coal-mines in the W., copper and chrome in the midland, and extensive marble quarries; the shad and herring fisheries are valuable; the manufactures of clothing stuffs, flour, tobacco, and beer are extensive; the climate of Maryland is temperate and genial; education is free, and advanced; the John Hopkins University is in Baltimore; there is a State college in every county, and schools for blind, deaf, and feeble-minded children; colonisation began in 1634, and a policy of religious toleration and peace with the Indians led to prosperity; the State was active in the War of Independence, and remained with the North in the Civil War; the capital is Annapolis, but the largest city is Baltimore, a great wheat-shipping port and centre of industry; Cumberland has brick and cement works, and Hagerstown has machine, farm implement, and furniture factories.

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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Maryland'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/m/maryland.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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