|Fatti Maschi, Parole Femmine|
Distinction: Maryland is the only state giving up land for the sake of the District Of Columbia. (Virginia originally gave up Alexandria, but they got it back.)
Geographic Oddity: Maryland is almost pinched in two by West Virginia; at Hancock it's only a couple of miles wide. (This is in addition to the fact that it's nearly cut in two by the Chesapeake Bay.)
Famous Native: Johns Hopkins ~ philanthropist
Natural = rock
Man-Made = Bancroft Hall, Naval Academy
Favorite City Name: Girdletree
Something you might hear a Cockade say:
"The capital of Merlin is Naplis, not Ballmer."
Little Known Factoid: The state bird . . .
|If I could live anywhere in Maryland, it would be in Hancock, because of the aforementioned geographic oddity.|