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Rising Sun in Cecil County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

American Bison

Bison bison

— Conservation Status Near Threatened —

 
 
American Bison Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 18, 2022
1. American Bison Marker
Inscription.  
The American bison, is a North American species of bison that once roamed the grasslands of North America in massive herds. They became nearly extinct by a combination of commercial hunting and slaughter in the 19th century and introduction of bovine diseases from domestic cattle, and have made a recent resurgence largely restricted to a few national parks and reserves.

Diet
Bison are herbivorous, grazing on the grasses and sedges of the North American prairies.

Fast Facts
Size:
8.2 feet height
Weight: 700 - 2200 lbs
Lifespan: 12 - 20 years in the wild.

 
Erected by Plumpton Park Zoo.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsEnvironmentIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 39° 42.198′ N, 76° 0.163′ W. Marker is in Rising Sun, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker can be reached from Telegraph Road (Maryland Route 27/3) 0.4 miles west of Thankless Lane, on the
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left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1416 Telegraph Rd, Rising Sun MD 21911, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Koi (within shouting distance of this marker); Brown's Water Corn and Grist Mill (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sheep (about 400 feet away); Brick Meeting House (approx. 1.1 miles away); In Memory of the Unknown Soldiers (approx. 1.1 miles away); Calvert Village (approx. 1.1 miles away); Historic East Nottingham Tanyard (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Nottingham Lots (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rising Sun.
 
American Bison Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 18, 2022
2. American Bison Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 19, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 19, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 124 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 19, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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