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Back to Nature in the Patapsco Valley Marker image, Touch for more information
By Allen C. Browne, April 26, 2014
Back to Nature in the Patapsco Valley Marker
Maryland (Howard County), Elkridge — Back to Nature in the Patapsco Valley
"[On] any weekend [you] will find from 20 to 25 of our faithful band of Gypsies enjoying nature to its fullest extent ... Enjoying watching the change in foliage from week to week, taking dips in the old Patapsco river in spite of frost, getting up . . . — Map (db m73599) HM
Maryland (Howard County), Elkridge — Besley Demonstration Campsite
Recreational camping on Maryland's public lands began near this spot about 1916. Maryland's first state forester, Fred W. Besley, encouraged the public to participate in outdoor recreation on state forest lands in an effort to foster an appreciation . . . — Map (db m8772) HM
Maryland (Howard County), Elkridge — Elk Ridge Landing
An important colonial port for shipment of Tobacco. Here in 1765 Zachariah Hood, Maryland’s “Stamp Act” agent, was hanged in effigy. Lafayette’s troops camped here April 17-18, 1781 on the way to engage Cornwallis in Virginia. George . . . — Map (db m3144) HM
Maryland (Howard County), Elkridge — Elk Ridge Landing
An important colonial port for shipment of Tobacco. Here in 1765 Zachariah Hood, Maryland’s “Stamp Act” agent, was hanged in effigy. Lafayette’s troops camped here April 17-18, 1781 on the way to engage Cornwallis in Virginia. George . . . — Map (db m3145) HM
Maryland (Howard County), Elkridge — Elkridge Furnace Inn"Neighborhood Parlor" for Healing
On May 5, 1861, U.S. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler occupied Relay, Maryland, with the 8th New York and 6th Massachusetts Infantry Regiments and Cook's Boston Battery of light artillery. Their mission was to prevent Confederate sympathizers from sabotaging . . . — Map (db m5876) HM
Maryland (Howard County), Elkridge — Orange Grove: A Small Neighborly Community
"Life was quite and serene. The difference between then and now much like the difference between the raucous blare of the Diesel horn and friendly warmth of the whistle on a distant locomotive." - Thomas Phillips, Orange Grove in 1900 . . . — Map (db m73255) HM
Maryland (Howard County), Elkridge — Site of Roadsend Gardens
Home of Spencer Heath (1876-1963), inventory of variable pitch airplane propeller, noted engineer, lawyer, author, and horticulturist. — Map (db m5869) HM
Maryland (Howard County), Elkridge — Supreme Sacrifice
Erected in memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice and in honor of those who served in the Armed Forces of our country. — Map (db m8777) HM

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