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Maryland Manual, 1936
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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.
Attorney General.Herbert B. O'Conor Beckord
Comptroller of State.Wm. S. Gordy. Jr. Assistant Adjutant General.Brig. Gen.
State Treasurer-Hooper S. Miles John Philip Hill
Secretary of State--E. Ray Jones Chairman, State Roads Commission.
Secretary of State.E. Ray Jones Homer E. Tabler
Chief Judge, Court of Appeals.Carroll Commissioner of Motor Vehicles.Walter
T. Bond R. Rudy
State Superintendent of Schools.Albert Superintendent of Maryland State Police
S. Cook .Major Enoch B, Garey

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,
amounting to approximately 22% of all tomatoes put Up in the
United States.

Maryland ranks next to Louisiana in the production of muskrat pelts,
and first in the production of the black muskrat pelt, the choicest
pelt on the market.
Maryland is one of the leading strawberry producing states in the
country.

Maryland is one of the leading vegetable canning states in the country.
Maryland is one of the leading states in supplying sweet potatoes to
the big eastern produce markets.

The nation depends upon Maryland and California for the bulk of all
spinach grown for canning purposes.

 

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