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Maryland’s skinny neck

Maryland surely must have one of the oddest shapes of all of our states.  The ultra skinny panhandle and the split lower wing with a flared end can’t possibly be the way the state was originally planned.  And, in fact, … Continue reading

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How Pennsylvania was born

William Penn was an English real estate entrepreneur, a philosopher, and a Quaker.   In 1681 King Charles II,  heavily involved in expanding his empire to the New World, handed over present day Pennsylvania to William Penn to pay off an … Continue reading

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