Saturday, June 19, 2010

The Ark and the Dove

Date of Issue: March 23, 1934
Scott #: 736

U.S. Post issued this 3c stamp to commemorate 300 years of founding of Maryland.

The history of Maryland included only Native Americans until Europeans, starting with John Cabot in 1498, began exploring the area. The first settlements came in 1634 when the English arrived in significant numbers and created a permanent colony.

The present State of Maryland is an American State located in the Mid Atlantic region of the United States, bordering Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia to its south and west; Pennsylvania to its north; and Delaware to its east.

The first settlers of Maryland departed from Cowes, on the Isle of Wight, on November 22, 1633 aboard two small ships, the Ark and the Dove. Their landing on March 25, 1634 at St. Clement's Island in southern Maryland is commemorated by the state each year on that date as Maryland Day.

Maryland, A Middle Temperament: 1634-1980 (Maryland Paperback Bookshelf)

Source: Wikipedia


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