Fun Fact: Which County Was Home to the First Agricultural Research College in America?

Photo via University of Maryland website. In the late 1850s, Charles Benedict Calvert, descendant of the Lords Baltimore, founded the first agricultural research college in Prince George’s County. Charles Calvert was raised in Riverdale Park on the property known as the Riversdale Plantation. His interest in science and belief in agricultural education led him to study agricultural pursuits and stock breeding at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He received a certificate of completion in…

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Fun Fact: Which County is Currently Flying the Largest Maryland Flag?

Photo via Frederick County MD Facebook page You can’t miss the 85 foot tall by 65 foot wide Maryland State flag (hot air balloon) on the grounds of Linganore Wine Cellars in Frederick County – now through October 31st! Piloted by Patrick Smith, the display fulfills his lifelong dream of owning a balloon depicting the state’s flag that began at a festival he attended with his parents at 4 years old. “Every time I saw…

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Fun Fact: What Famous Actor Is Buried in an Unmarked Grave in Carroll County?

CBS Television / Public domain Which actor of 1960's television fame once called Carroll County, Maryland home? Fred Gwynne, star of The Munsters.  Fred Gwynne, an American actor who may be best known for playing Herman Munster in the long-ago aired CBS comedy The Munsters, spent his final days at his residence in Taneytown, Maryland. He and his wife Deborah had lived there less than a year when he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and…

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