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Tracys Landing, Maryland Historical Markers

 
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By Don Morfe, December 26, 2014
Birds of Prey Marker
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Tracys Landing — Birds of Prey
Birds of prey, or raptors, are specially suited to their lives as hunters. Their strong legs and powerful grasping feet with sharp talons help them catch and kill prey. Hooked bills help tear the meat. Hawks, falcons, eagles and owls are an . . . — Map (db m79984) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Tracys Landing — Chesapeake Bay Wetlands
The marshlands you see around you play an integral part in keeping the Bay healthy. Besides acting as a nursery for fish, crabs, and other wildlife, marshes act as filters and sediment traps to protect the Bay's water quality. They also act as giant . . . — Map (db m79983) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Tracys Landing — OutnumberedStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — War of 1812 —
When 250-300 British troops crossed from Tilghman Island to Town Point on October 27, 1814, they easily overcame five local militiamen manning a nine-pound cannon. They burned three buildings, and a windmill.

Moving up Herring Creek, they . . . — Map (db m79956) WM

Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Tracys Landing — The Town of Herrington: Unearthing the Origins of South County
During 2001-2004, Anne Arundel County’s Lost Towns Project conducted excavations in the neighboring community of Leitch in search of the lost town of Herrington (c. 1660), one of Maryland’s earliest legislated port towns. Established by the Maryland . . . — Map (db m79981) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Tracys Landing — Wildlife You May See
Watching wildlife can be a lot of fun. Many wildlife creatures are elusive and wary so you will need to move slowly and quietly. Early morning and late afternoons are usually the best times to see wildlife. A pair of binoculars is helpful.

Even . . . — Map (db m79982) HM


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