Maryland

Maryland is known as the “Old Line State” and although it is one of the smallest states, it is also one of the most densely populated.  It surrounds the Chesapeake Bay and is separated from its neighbor Pennsylvania by the Mason-Dixon Line.  It is one of the original thirteen colonies.

Flag of Maryland

FAMOUS MARYLANDERS:

Jim Henson Statue @ UMD

Jim Henson Statue @ UMD (Photo credit: farrelley)

  • F. Scott Fitzgerald – author, wrote The Great Gatsby
  • Jim Henson – puppeteer, created Sesame Street and The Muppets
  • Billie Holiday – jazz singer
  • Francis Scott Key – author and poet, wrote lyrics for The Star-Spangled Banner
  • Sugar Ray Leonard – boxer
  • Michael Phelps – Olympic swimmer, most decorated Olympian in history
  • Edgar Allen Poe – author and poet
  • Cal Ripken, Jr – Major League Baseball player
  • Jada Pinkett Smith – actress
  • Harriet Tubman – slavery abolitionist, helped on the Underground Railroad

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