Counties of Southern Maryland
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BeschreibungThe story of Maryland's three southern counties is really the story of the beginnings of the state itself. On March 25, 1634, the first European settlers came to the area in hopes of finding religious freedom and economic opportunities. Led by Leonard Calvert, the group landed on an island in the Potomac River and then settled on the mainland. Counties of Southern Maryland not only describes the early settlement, but also traces the region's history through the end of the twentieth century in the area that now comprises St. Mary's, Calvert, and Charles Counties. This is the third book in a series about Maryland's counties that is designed for elementary school children studying their state. The authors approach each region of the state by introducing what is common to the counties included: their history, climate, geography, and wildlife. Then they describe the facets of each county that are unique: its establishment, county seat, growth over time, government, major towns, churches and other religious organizations, schools, businesses, agriculture, and places of interest. In short, this is a complete overview of the three counties that will serve fourth graders in their study, and may also fascinate many adults. Clever line drawings by Marcy Dunn Ramsey accompany the "Fun Facts" and "Not-so-fun Facts" that spice up the narrative.
Untertitel: 35 illus & 2 maps. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Cornell Maritime Press Inc.,U.S.
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2010
Seitenanzahl: 126 Seiten