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PREVIEW

By Steve Kirchner, Editor & Publisher

Historic Route 11 in the Shenandoah Valley of elcome to the Great America Virginia is just the route for a leisurely and scenic drive. Roads issue of Byways. Route 11 was a major troop movement route during the In this issue we follow a few of Civil War. Groups are welcome to explore the new America’s highways and byways to Hupp’s Hill Civil War Park, located along Route 11 in Strasburg. This new site focuses on the Shenandoah learn about some special destinations. The heritage of the American Valley during the Civil War, and specifically the 1864 Highway, and the founders who pushed for a transcontinental highway is a fascinating story. The Lincoln Highway, a road many people may not know about, is featured. But as this road closes in on its 100th anniversary, it’s time to take note. We’re very pleased to have the introduction to the highway written by Bob Dieterich, president of the Lincoln Highway Association. If you can imagine a road from New York City to San Francisco, a span of 3,300 miles -- in 1913! While the confusing and haphazardly maintained condition of the early Lincoln Highway illustrated the long-neglected nature of the American roads inherited by the automobile, by the 1920s, it had become the nation’s premier cross-country thoroughfare and a testing ground for new road and bridgebuilding techniques. In the Hudson Valley, we visit Dutchess County Lincoln Highway Bridge in Iowa along Historic Route 9, and learn of this facinating place of Presidents and Industrialists who made their homes away from home just 90 miles and a world apart Battle of Cedar Creek. The museum offers a video, exhibits, and special events. from New York City. We step back in time to travel along the Little Dixie Highway, linking Mark Twain’s hometown of Hannibal to the smaller cities of Louisiana. Missouri’s Highway 79 runs parallel to the mighty Mississippi River. The Native American Scenic Byway is one of South Dakota’s Great Places. The byway takes travelers 450 miles on a journey north to south across the entire state of South Dakota. The byway passes through five reservations and tribal lands including Standing Rock, Cheyenne River, Lower Brule, Crow Creek, and Yankton. In What’s Happening, we learn about Michigan’s Sleeping Historic Joseph Horton House in the Hudson Valley 6 • Byways


Bear Dunes, now voted the most beautiful place in America. And we discover a town in Maryland that disappeared off the map and was forgotten in history. Even though St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s City was the first capital of Maryland and the fourth permanent settlement in British North America, it

quickly faded when Annapolis became the capital. Today, however, it is a leading attraction in Southern Maryland. A visit to the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum is both informative and fun with fighter jets on display. We hope you enjoy this issue of Byways.

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Volume 28, Issue No. 4, 2011

Features

On the cover. Dutchess County and the Heart of the Hudson Valley of New York are featured in this issue of Byways. In this cover shot, leaves turn spectacular colors as Fall takes hold as the seasons change.

Dutchess County - The Heart of the Hudson Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Liquid Gold in the Hudson Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Niagara Scenic Byways. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Great American Roads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 An Introduction to the Lincoln Highway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 The Lincoln Highway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 U.S. Route 11 Offers Historic Towns, Farmland Scenery, and Mountain Views . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Back in Time -- Highway 79, Little Dixie Highway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 South Dakota’s Native American Scenic Byway. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

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Coming in future issues of Byways… Mystic Seaport and New England. The Top Tour Destinations of 2012, Riding the Rails, The Southern States, and The Old West are some of the highlights of upcoming issues of Byways Magazine.

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from around the globe to their renowned collection of art from the 1960s to the present. The river site with 300,000 square feet of natural light allows visitors an unparalleled direct experience with art. The expansive space spotlights large scale installations by acclaimed artists like Agnes Martin, Richard Serra, and Michael Heizer. Explore the region’s unique heritage at Mount Gulian Historic Site. The White Glove Tour lets groups actually handle artifacts of the Dutch Colonial, Revolutionary War, and Civil War periods. Enjoy Dutch Colonial High Tea with a modern spin at Historic Joseph Horton House. The 259 year old home offers tours, live music, delicious food, and an unforgettable experience. Hyde Park is home to several of the area’s most popular attractions, for example, The Culinary Institute of America (CIA), with five award-winning, student staffed restaurants, tours, and a gift shop filled with epicurean delights, and Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential HomeMuseum-Library, America’s first Presidential Library. Nearby you’ll find Eleanor Roosevelt’s Val-Kill Cottage, FDR’s Top Cottage, and Vanderbilt Mansion. Vanderbilt group tours include the Servants to Stewards Tour, an

1929 biplane at Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome.

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interactive, behind-the-scenes look of life as a Gilded Age servant. Each of the National Park Service sites highlights beautiful gardens, extensive walking trails and gorgeous river views. Hudson Valley aristocracy began with the Livingston’s


Hudson River cruise on Empire Cruise Line’s Mystere at Clermont State Historic Site. Stories about the family lineage include Robert Livingston, perhaps best known for signing the Declaration of Independence. Staatsburgh State Historic Site is the 79 room Gilded Age mansion of Ruth Livingston Odgen Mills. Your tour guide will greet you as an invited guest of the Mills’ for a “weekend in the country”. Nearby Wilderstein Historic Site is the Queen Anne architectural home of Margaret “Daisy” Suckley, friend and confidante to estate neighbor, FDR. Locust Grove, The Samuel Morse Historic Estate, invites visitors to explore the art gallery, visitors’ center, and the Italianate villa house with lovely gardens and walking trails. Walkway Over the Hudson has treated more than a million visitors to unprecedented views of the river valley since it opened as a New York State Park and the world’s longest elevated pedestrian bridge in 2009. This historic bridge at 212’ feet above water and 1.28 miles across, was the first Hudson River railroad bridge in 1888, and now offers full accessibility, guided group tours, and amazing panoramic vistas. Dutchess County is the place to be for festivals and events featuring the Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest, NYS Sheep & Wool Festival, Crafts at Rhinebeck, Beacon Sloop Strawberry Festival, Wassaic Project Art & Music Festival, and the 166 year old Dutchess County Fair, the largest six day fair in New York. And a visit to the region just wouldn’t be complete without a Hudson River cruise 16 • Byways

on Empire Cruise Line’s Mystere vessel docked in historic Poughkeepsie. Themed lunch, dinner, and sightseeing cruises engage visitors in the most relaxing way to take in the region’s spectacular scenic views. Nestled in the heart of the Hudson River Valley, Dutchess County’s abundance of historic landmarks, restaurants, cultural attractions, and natural scenic beauty make it the ideal leisure destination. We look forward to sharing it all with you! Group Tour Information: Dawn Hopper Dutchess County Tourism 845-463-5444 800-445-3131 dawn@dutchesstourism.com http://www.dutchesstourism.com/grouptours.asp


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You’ll Love My Sullivan County Catskills! Meet Me on the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway this Autumn Where There’s Plenty to Fall for. This charming, historic and natural stretch of road hugs the Delaware River and features restaurants, scenic overlooks, antiques and speciality stores, and water sports. Toss in an amber sunset and the golden hues of the trees and you’ll see why the Sullivan County Catskills are easy to love.

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role in America’s Civil War, and changed hands many times between North and South. Highway 79 in Missouri follows the Missippippi River, linking Mark Twain’s hometown of Hannibal to small towns in Loisiana. South Dakota’s Native American Scenic Byways traverses the state through Indian Reservations such as the Standing Rock, Cheyenne River, Lower Brule, Crow Creek, and Yankton. There’s no shortage of historically significant byways, highways and roads across North America, and we look forward to highlighting a number of them each year in this issue of Byways.

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he Lincoln Highway is recognized as the first road across America.

Until its conception in 1913, there were only dirt paths and muddy ruts, maintained by the adjacent farmers, leading from farm to city. There were very few roads that allowed travel from city to city. That was done by train. However, automobiles were becoming increasingly available and affordable. The stage was set for the development of a highway system which would allow the common man the opportunity to travel great distances cheaply and at his own schedule. Several visionaries assembled in 1913 and formed the Lincoln Highway Association with the purpose of establishing a paved coast to coast highway on the most direct route from New York City to San Francisco. These men included Carl Fisher, President of Presto Lite Company; Henry Joy, President of Packard Motor Company; Frank Seiberling, President of Goodyear Tire Company; and other executives of the automobile industry. Little did they realize the impact of their actions on transportation in the United States. The original route of the Lincoln Historic brick paving near Elkhorn, Nebraska

Highway was no more than a connection of existing roads, but the association promoted improvements leading to a well defined and documented route across America. The original association dissolved in 1928 with the establishment of a federal highway system which dictated the use of numbers rather than names for all major highways. In 1992 the association was reborn with the mission of identifying and preserving as much of the original Lincoln Highway as possible. 2013 marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Lincoln Highway Association and will be celebrated with events all along the highway. There will be celebrations in towns and cities on the highway all across America, and many convention and business bureaus along the highway will sponsor events to attract tourists to the route. Of major significance will be the 100th anniversary celebration in Kearney, Nebraska, the mid point of the route. Automobile tours from both coasts will converge in Kearney, and Kearney will hold a major Centennial Celebration. Also, the Lincoln Highway Association will hold a week long annual convention in Kearney starting on Monday, July 1, 2013. See www.lincolnhighwayassoc.org. A brochure describing the celebration is available on the home page as a pdf document.

Original road over Donner Pass in California.

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The Lincoln Highway

The Abraham Lincoln Memorial at the Sherman Hill Summit in Wyoming was the most substantial Lincoln Highway-related monument ever erected. Constructed at the highest point on the Lincoln Highway in 1959, it was relocated to a nearby rest stop on Interstate 80--the Lincoln Highway's modern transcontinental replacement--in 1968.

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he Lincoln Highway is a 3300-mile long road stretching across the United States from New York City to San Francisco. Its creation was the result of the first successful effort to create an all-weather transcontinental highway specifically for automobiles. The Lincoln Highway began as a miscellaneous collection of downtown streets, country lanes, and old trails marked with signs showing an “L” rectangular graphic emblazoned in red, white, and blue. While the confusing and haphazardly maintained condition of the early Lincoln Highway illustrated the long-neglected nature of the American roads inherited by the automobile, by the 1920s, it had become the nation's premier cross-country thoroughfare and a testing ground for new road and bridge-building techniques. A dynamic, commercial roadside emerged along the Lincoln Highway and other roads of that era, pioneering the marketing of gas, food, lodging and other motorist services through innovative architectural form and design. The Lincoln Highway started as the idea of a man named Carl Fisher in 1912. Mr. Fisher was the founder of Prest-O-Lite, a company that made some of the first headlights for gasoline powered cars. He envisioned a transcontinental route as a memorial to President Abraham Lincoln and saw it as a way to make more of America accessible to the growing number of automobile owners. Fisher reasoned that such a project would help spearhead the growing movement to develop “good roads” in

Lincoln HighwayBridge, Tamra, Iowa

America. The problem for Carl Fisher automobile travelers at that time was that roads were less than ideal for motorized travel -- most were unpaved, they did not connect and lacked any particular organization, and crosscountry travel by automobile was nearly unheard-of. The Lincoln Highway was inspired by the Good Roads Movement. In turn, the success of the Lincoln Highway and the resulting economic boost to the governments, businesses and citizens along its route inspired the creation of many other named long-distance roads (known as National Auto Trails), such as the Yellowstone Trail,

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National Old Trails Road, Dixie Highway, Jefferson Highway, Bankhead Highway, Jackson Highway, Meridian Highway and Victory Highway. Many of these named highways were supplanted by the United States Numbered Highways system of 1926. Most of the Lincoln Highway became US Route 30, with portions becoming US Route 1 in the East and US Route 40 and US Route 50 in the West. Most significantly, the Lincoln Highway inspired the National Interstate and Defense Highways Act of 1956, which was championed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, influenced by his experiences as a young soldier crossing the country in the 1919 Army Convoy on the Lincoln Highway. Today, Interstate 80 is the cross-country highway most closely aligned with the Lincoln Highway. In the West, particularly in Wyoming, Utah and California, sections of Interstate 80 are paved directly over alignments of the Lincoln Highway. Fisherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dream for the Lincoln Highway was that it be the first transcontinental paved highway running from the Atlantic to the Pacific. With the help of other visionary leaders in the automotive industry, chiefly Henry Joy of Packard Motor Car Company and Frank Sieberling of Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Fisher formed the Lincoln Highway Association in 1913 to collect private funds, lobby for, and build much of the Lincoln Highway. This may not seem like such a big feat today, but when you consider that the idea of these men proceeded the foundation of the Federal Highway System by more than 10 years, you might get a better understanding for how unusual and grand the effort was. Today, the roads that comprised the Lincoln Highway include more than 3300 miles of roads that are parts of present day US Routes 1, 20, 30,40, 50, 530, and Interstate Route 80 traversing New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, and California. The Lincoln Highway Association (LHA), originally established in 1913 to plan, promote, and sign the highway, was re-formed in 1992 and is now dedicated to promoting and preserving the road. The LHA has over 1100 members located in 40 states and Washington, DC, and in Canada, England, Germany, Luxembourg, and Scotland. 30 â&#x20AC;˘ Byways

Lincoln Highway Marker in Carson City, Nevada

Lincoln Highway near Pennsylvania Tunnel, 1922


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U.S. Route 11 Offers Historic Towns, Farmland Scenery, and Mountain Views

e’re all in a hurry these days. In order to fit in everything there is to do and see, the interstate highway is often the most convenient and fastest way to travel. While there may be a lot of truth in the pop song, “Life is a Highway,” too much is missed while speeding up and down highways and interstates. Historic U.S. Route 11 offers historic towns, farmland scenery, and beautiful mountain views. A United States Highway, Route11 parallels Interstate 81 in Virginia. By trading the interstate for Route 11, groups can travel through two of the largest agricultural counties in Virginia, Rockingham and Shenandoah. Route 11 also provides easy access to dining and attractions. Route 11 in Shenandoah County is a designated Virginia Byway. This scenic Route will have you traveling through 6 towns along the “Old Valley Pike.” Historic buildings and quaint shops make many 32 • Byways

of the towns great choices for a place to stretch your legs, get some fresh air, and just take a break from the road. Most of the towns offer museums of local history and are great places to include at little or no cost to your group tour. A trip along Route 11 wouldn’t be complete without a


visit to Route 11 Potato The Old Courthouse in Woodstock, VA. Chips. This specialty chip Photo Courtesy Woodstock Chamber of Commerce. maker has won awards and the chips are distributed nationally. Groups are able to watch the chips through a special “fry-view” experience. Samples are also available. Flavors include Dill Pickle, Lightly Salted, Barbeque, and Sweet Potato, to name a few. Route 11 Potato Chips is located less than a mile from Route 11. Route 11 was a major troop movement route during the Civil War. Groups are welcome to explore the new Hupp’s Hill Civil War Park, located along Route 11 in Strasburg. This new site focuses on the Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War, and specifitrue flavor of what makes the Valley a great place to viscally the 1864 Battle of Cedar Creek. The museum it; the charming towns, scenic views, and the friendly offers a video, exhibits, and special events. people. Life doesn’t have to be a highway, and neither Make the most of your next visit to the Shenandoah should your next group tour experience. Valley of Virginia. Travel U. S. Route 11 to capture the

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Riverboat Mark Twain on the Mississippi River viewed from from Cardiff Hill in Hannibal, MO.

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Back in Time -- Highway 79, Little Dixie Highway of the Great River Road

By Rickie Longfellow

inking Mark Twain’s hometown of Hannibal to the smaller cities of Louisiana, Missouri’s Highway 79 runs parallel to the mighty Mississippi River. Communities along the route were once riverboat boomtowns; their Italianate and Victorian architecture a tribute to their wealthy settlers. Like many boomtowns, the wealth provided by the riverboats and railroads went away and many of the old mansions and businesses were abandoned. But yesteryear is being revived. Route 79 offers a scenic drive with a tourist’s eye view of Old Man River, rolling hills, limestone bluffs and soaring eagles. The road has also helped to boost the economy in Clarksville, Louisiana, and Hannibal in recent years. Named “Fifty Miles of Art,” the old road acts as an artwork, crafts and galleries corridor, offering many opportunities to artists and photographers alike to capture magnificent panoram34 • Byways

ic views on canvas or film. The once abandoned buildings, particularly in Louisiana, are being preserved and renovated. Each of the three communities now has events planned throughout the year to encourage tourism and further promote revitalization. At Clarksville to the north of Louisiana, Highway 79, called the Little Dixie Highway of the Great River Road, has been designated as one of our Nation’s Scenic Mark Twain Boyhood Home


Byways, encouraging more travel into the area and further boosting the economy. The National Scenic Byways Program was created by the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 or better known in FHWA circles as ISTEA. The program offers a way to preserve the scenery for everyone to enjoy, as well as economic benefits to local communities through tourism and various activities. From Hannibal’s River Arts Festival, to Louisiana’s Great Mansions and Estates Tour, to Clarksville’s Lock and Dam 24 Bald Eagles Winter Migration, to the Fifty Miles of Art Tour, Missouri’s Scenic Byway 79 brings the tourism and revenue that restores and preserves the lifestyle along this historic stretch of the Mississippi River for everyone to enjoy. Article courtesy United States Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration.

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The Blue Ridge Parkway & The “Peaks of Otter”

The National D-Day Memorial

Smith Mountain Lake With 500 Miles of Shoreline

Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest

The Bedford Wine Trail Festivals & Antiquing With Five Wineries Historic Centertown Bedford

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South Dakota’s Native American Scenic Byway

mong the countless beautiful drives in South itage of the Lakota and Dakota nations and allow visitors Dakota, one stands out as a unique opportunity to learn history from the Native American and early setfor travelers. The Native American Scenic tlers’ points of view. A few of the sites along the byway include Sakakawea Byway is one of South Dakota’s Great Places. and Sitting Bull Monuments, Mobridge; Fort Manual, The byway takes travelers on a journey north to south across the entire state of South Dakota. The total distance of the route is approximately 450 miles. The byway passes through five reservations and tribal lands including Standing Rock, Cheyenne River, Lower Brule, Crow Creek, and Yankton. Passing through the heart of the Great Sioux Nation in central South Dakota, visitors will experience not only the tribal history and culture, but breathtaking views as well. Much of the route follows the Missouri River, which provides views of bountiful wildlife, diverse landscapes and stunning vistas of rolling hills and river The city of Sioux Falls namesake is the impressive Falls of the Big bluffs. Sioux River. A downtown sculpture walk and greenway leads to Memorial markers, interpretive signs, Falls Park, which includes hiking trails, an observation tower and and monuments commemorate the herthe multi-level falls themselves. 36 • Byways


Kennel; and Fischer’s Lilly Park, Fort Pierre, where Lewis and Clark met with Native Americans. South Dakota’s Great Places is a project of the South Dakota Department of

Fort Pierre Rodeo

Native American heritage is celebrated throughout South Dakota at powwows and other events.

Tourism, designed travelers and residents alike. Click on “South Dakota’s to highlight places Great Places” link at http://www.MediaSD.com to access in South Dakota more Great Places of South Dakota. that are unique to

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Michigan’s Sleeping Bear Dunes Voted “Most Beautiful Place in America”

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n August, viewers of ABC’s “Good Morning America” voted Traverse City, Michigan’s Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore the “Most Beautiful Place in America,” edging out such better-known spots as the Grand Tetons, Sedona, Newport, Cape Cod, Aspen, Asheville and Hawaii’s Lanikai Beach. The honor was announced on the air by GMA hosts Josh Elliott and Lara Spencer, who called Sleeping Bear “one of the nation’s best-kept secrets” and said they were amazed at its beauty. A Special Invitation Now that Sleeping Bear Dunes is the “Most Beautiful Place in America,” you’re probably wishing you’d come up to Traverse City this summer to get another look at this splendid landscape. But here’s a better idea – come up this winter for an even more amazing experience! Few travelers think to visit the dunes in winter,  but those who make the effort find it uniquely rewarding. Sleeping Bear’s glacier-scoured landscape of ridges, bluffs, lakes, and islands is uniquely appealing clothed in snow: a wild and primeval setting for skiers, snowshoers, anglers and campers. “I think because the beauty of Sleeping Bear Dunes is so accessible to people, it makes it more real to them somehow,” noted National Lakeshore Deputy 38 • Byways

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Superintendent Tom Ulrich. The winning contest entry noted: “It is peaceful and serene. A place where gazing out into the world, night or day, and realizing that the universe is truly a magical, majestic mystery and humans are just a very small part of it all. Here at Sleeping Bear, I sit in awe and wonder at the perfection of Mother Nature.” New (Old) Lens for Old Mission Lighthouse The historic Mission Point Lighthouse at the tip of the Old Mission Peninsula has recovered one of its long-lost treasures: a vintage Fresnel lens that’s the exact model and size of the original lens that magnified its beacon across the rocky shoals where it stood guard between 1870 and 1933. Fresnel lenses are complex works of art and technology that transformed the weak flame of an oil lantern into a powerful beam of concentrated light and made it possible for lighthouses to be seen over long distances during storm conditions. The small lighthouse, a popular tourist destination, is open for tours and also hosts a popular “volunteer keepers program” that allows guests to stay in the facility and work. Traverse City Convention & Visitors Bureau, 101 W. Grandview Parkway, Traverse City, Michigan 49684. Call for more information: 800-940-1120 or 231-9471120. http://www.traversecity.com. Byways • 39


Maryland’s Living History Museum, St. Mary’s City

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n 1634, 140 colonists led by Governor Leonard Calvert sailed across the Atlantic on two ships and planted Lord Baltimore’s colony on the edge of the New World. The town they called St. Mary’s City was the first capital of Maryland and the fourth permanent settlement in British North America. For the next 60 years, St. Mary’s City underwent struggles and hardship, opportunity, and triumph. The colony was the fist place in British North America to mandate religious tolerance. Here, also, the first individual of African American descent participated in a colonial legislature, and Margaret Brent became the first woman to ask for the right to vote. Today, Historic St. Mary’s City is a National Historic Landmark recognized as one of America’s best preserved colonial archaeology sites. On a tidewater landscape lightly touched by the modern world, the colonial past is brought to life. 40 • Byways

The Maryland Dove, a square-rigged ship.

The town was the capital of the Province of Maryland for sixty years. When the seat of government moved to Annapolis in 1695, the town of St. Mary’s quickly disappeared. By the time of the American Revolution, little of Lord Baltimore’s capital was left by memories of its former importance. The town literally disappeared, as it faded from maps and memory. Early in the 20th century, interest in the old capital revived. Historical research and archaeological excavations began to uncover the 17th-century settlement. Because the old city had remained relatively undisturbed over the years, the area is one of the finest 17th-century colonial archaeology sites in the nation. Decades of research are the foundation of exhibits assembled across the landscape. Recreated structures in the town center, a Woodland Indian hamlet, a tall ship, tobacco plantation complete with livestock, and costumed interpreters bring the past to life.


Outdoor exhibits include the State House of 1676, Smith’s Ordinary, the Print House and the Godiah Spray Tobacco Plantation. At the Woodland Indian Hamlet, visitors discover how Maryland’s native population interacted with English colonists. Sailors’ stories of the tobacco trade and immigration resounded across the deck of the Maryland Dove, a square-rigged ship. Today St. Mary’s City has become one of Southern Maryland’s leading tourism attractions. More than 25,000 students visit each year, and college students study at the museum’s colonial archaeology field school. Special events are held throughout the year that provide unique opportuni-

The recreation of Maryland’s First Statehouse

Recreation of the first Catholic Chapel in English America

ties for visitors to work alongside archaeologists, explore the lifeways and culture of the region’s Native American peoples, and discover various facets of the colonial experience. Historic St. Mary’s City is located off Route 5 in Southern Maryland. Travel time is less than two hours from Washington, DC, Annapolis and Richmond, and less than 3 hours from Baltimore. Area attractions include Point Lookout State Park, the Calvert Marine Museum, the Potomac River Museum, and Sotterley. For more information, visit www.stmaryscity.org.

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Naval History Preserved at Patuxent River Naval Air Museum

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he Patuxent River Naval Air Museum (PRNAM) in Lexington Park, MD preserves and interprets the Patuxent River Naval Air Base history and heritage of advancing Naval aviation technology. The Patuxent River Naval Air Museum, adjacent to NAS Patuxent River, is some 60 miles south-south-east of Washington, DC.

New Museum Plans

This Museum is the repository of artifacts, photographs and film, documents and related heritage memorabilia from Patuxent River and other stations, such as Warminster, PA, and Trenton, NJ, that have been consolidated at Patuxent River. The Patuxent River Naval Air

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The flight line displays 21 Naval Aircraft

Museum is dedicated to those who have employed their talents in advancing Naval aviation research, development, testing and evaluation. The Museum opened in 1978 and is an official Navy Museum. Plans are now underway to expand the museum with a new main building. Inside the main hall is the popular MachCombat Flight Simulators. These simulators allow you to fly on one of several different past and present Naval Aircraft without leaving the ground. The four cockpits available were real trainers for Naval Aviators before being modified to enhance your visit to the museum. Located outside the museum is the Flight Line, displaying 21 aircraft which were actual test vehicles at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station including the X-35C Joint Strike Fighter. The museum is open Tuesday-Sunday, and closed on Monday and major holidays. School and tour groups are welcome, but should call ahead to schedule a group tour. Contact: director@paxmuseum.com. http://www.history.navy.mil/museums/paxmuseum/index.htm

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