Sunday, July 31, 2011

How Beautiful is Death

The Aquila Randall Monument in Dundalk

This small monument was erected in 1817 by the comrades of Aquila Randall who at age 24 was killed defending Baltimore at the battle of North Point on September 12, 1814. It stands on North Point Road in Dundalk near Old Battle Grove Road.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

The Conojacular War

This 1924 memorial marks the location of Thomas Cresap's 1730 home "Pleasant Garden" on the Conojohela flats along the Susquehanna river near present day East Prospect, Pennsylvania.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

The Bladensburg Dueling Grounds

We find this 1955 historical marker on Bladensburg Road at the Maryland/D.C. line just east of the IHOP at 38th Street. It declaims the "Dark and Bloody Grounds" where 19th century Washington gentlemen came to shoot each other.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Smallest Church in 48 States

Our Lady of the Pines, Silver Lake, West Virginia

This tiny Catholic church is said to be the smallest in 48 states.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Belfort Meteorological Observatory

and the Baltimore Rescue Mission

Along East Baltimore Street, at the corner with Central Avenue, in the Jonestown neighborhood of Baltimore, we find this intriguing building. It identifies itself as Belfort.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Fenwick Island Lighthouse

Eastern end of the Transpenisular Line

This stone at the base of the Fenwick Island lighthouse marks the eastern end of the Transpeninsular Line, the southern boundary of Delaware with Maryland.