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St. Mary's City in St. Mary's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Relax Awhile!

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, October 5, 2019
1. Relax Awhile! Marker
Inscription.  While colonists kept the front yard relatively clean, archaeologists found tobacco pipe and drinking vessel fragments clustered in this area. A large tree perhaps stood here, and St. John's residents and visitors sat under it to relax, drink and smoke. The reconstructed paling fence you see around the yard stands in the same location where excavators found postholes and and narrow trenches from several generations of 17th-century fence lines.

[Caption:]
During the time period when St. John's served as an inn, the yard around the house may have seen activities similar to the ones in this 17th-century Dutch scene.
 
Erected by Historic St. Mary's City.
 
Location. 38° 11.393′ N, 76° 25.739′ W. Marker is in St. Mary's City, Maryland, in St. Mary's County. Marker can be reached from Margeret Brent Way 0.1 miles west of Mathias De Sousa Drive, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 47645 Margaret Brent Way, Saint Marys City MD 20686, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Entrance to St. John's Museum (here,
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By Devry Becker Jones, October 5, 2019
2. Relax Awhile! Marker
next to this marker); St. John's and the Wider World (here, next to this marker); Snapshots of St. John's (here, next to this marker); Exploring St. John's (here, next to this marker); The Quarter Building (a few steps from this marker); Welcome to St. John's (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Mary's College of Maryland (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named St. Mary's College of Maryland (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Mary's City.
 
More about this marker. The use of "and and" at the end of the paragraph is verbatim from the marker.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 5, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 5, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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