Men of Mark in Maryland, Vol. 1 : Biographies of Leading Men in the State; With an Introductory Chapter on Maryland, Proprietary Province and State (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Men of Mark in Maryland, Vol. 1: Biographies of Leading Men in the State; With an Introductory Chapter on Maryland, Proprietary Province and State This province was situated on the Atlantic seacoast, and the State that has grown from it comprises some square miles, of which about a fourth is covered by the Chesapeake Bay and its estuaries. The territory consists of a most varied country in its geologic history, and in its climate. From the ﬂat coastal plain of the lower Eastern Shore to the lofty mountains of the extreme west of the State, is found a great variety of soil and products. The coastal plain rises into the Piedmont region and the western counties are crossed by the parallel ranges of the Appalachian system. The waters of the Bay teem with oysters, crabs and fish, and over these waters ﬂy large ﬂocks of wild fowl. The same waters furnish great highways of commerce for all the eastern part of the State. Toward the west the land rises; good water power is found in the streams, and the mountains abound in veins of coal and iron. The climate is neither so severe as in the New England States, nor so enervating as in the far south. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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- Bernard C Steiner
- Hardback | 518 pages
- 152 x 229 x 29mm | 839g
- Publication date
- 19 Dec 2018
- Forgotten Books
- Illustrations note
- 303 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white