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Maryland Manual, 1937
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MARYLAND AT A GLANCE

Population—1,742,000 Estimated.
Area—12,300.21 square miles; 9,870.32 land; 2,429.89 water.

Counties—

Allegany Dorchester Prince George's
Anne Arundel Frederick Queen Anne's
Baltimore Garrett St. Mary's
Calvert Harford Somerset
Caroline Howard Talbot
Carroll Kent Washington
Cecil Montgomery Wicomico
Charles Worcester

STATE OFFICERS

Governor—Harry W. Nice Adjutant General—Brig, Gen. Milton A.
Secretary of State—B. Ray Jones Reckord

Attorney General-Herbert B. O'Conor Assistant Adjutant General-Brig. Gen.
John Philip Hill

Comptroller of State—Wm, S. Gordy, Jr.

Chairman, State Roads Commission—
State Treasurer—Hooper S. Miles Homer E. Tabler

Chief Judge. Court of Appeals—Carroll Commissioner of Motor VehicleB—Walter
T. Bond R. Rudy

State Superintendent of Schools—Albert Superintendent of Maryland State Police
S. Cook Major Elmer F. Munshower

Original charter—1634.

Founded by Cecilius Calvert, Lord Baltimore.

Named after Queen Henrietta Maria, wife of Charles I of England.
First Settlement—St. Mary's.
One of original Thirteen Colonies.
Length—200 miles; width varies from 5 to 120 miles.
Chesapeake Bay—width 10 to 40 miles, stretches northward 180 miles.
Principal rivers—Susquehanna, Potomac, Patapsco, Patuxent, Severn,
Wicomico, Sassafras, Chester, Choptank, Piankatank, Nanticoke,
Pocomoke, Tred Avon, Wye, Miles.

Maryland has more river frontage than any other State in the Union.

Baltimore City's harbor extends along 127 miles of deep water front-
age. The city ranks as America's fourth foreign trade port and is
the second foreign trade port on the Atlantic coast.

Principal mountains of Western Maryland—Sideling Mountain, 1599
feet; Town Hill, 1700 feet; Green Ridge, 1302 feet; Polish Moun-
tain, 1342 feet; Martin's Mountain, 1690 feet; Big Savage Mountain,
2850 feet: Meadow Mountain, 2750 feet; Negro Mountain, 2908 feet;
Keyser's Ridge, 2894 feet; Mt. Backbone, 3320 feet.

Total value of manufactured products—$755,843,200 (preliminary fig-
ure).

Total value of farm products—$74,929,000.
Total value of oyster, crab and fishing industry—Over $3,500,000.

Maryland packs more tomatoes than any other State in the Union,
ranks first in the production of black muskrat pelts, the choicest in
the market, and next to Louisiana, in the production of all muskrat
pelts and is one of the leading strawberry, spinach and sweet potato
producing and vegetable canning states.

 

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