Maryland's Lower Susquehanna River Valley

Maryland's Lower Susquehanna River Valley

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The Susquehannocks navigated its flats, Captain John Smith made camp on its islands and George Washington crossed its wide waters. The Susquehanna River Valley opens where the mighty Susquehanna meets the Chesapeake Bay, revealing a land of astonishing beauty and storied history. From John Oa€™Neilla€™s valiant defense of Havre de Grace in the War of 1812 to the arrivals of the BaO Railroad, Aberdeen Proving Ground, and Conawingo Dam, the region has witnessed greatness and change in equal measure. David Berry takes his readers to a place where history lives alongside such beloved pastimes as sailing, fishing, decoy carving, and thoroughbred racing. With wit and a deft hand, Berry captures the essence of the Susquehanna River Valleya€™s charm.You could ask the question a€œWhy a write a history of the Lower Susquehanna River Valley? ... The easiest answer of all is that my wife and I have chosen to live in the area and that you write about what you know, but this was a ... There are basically two types of local histories, three if you count the purely photographic essays. ... Some of these rely on family legends more than facts, while others are well researched, well written and a valuable source of information to future historians.

Title:Maryland's Lower Susquehanna River Valley
Author: David A. Berry
Publisher:Arcadia Publishing - 2009-05-11

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