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Silver Spring, Maryland. (USA)

Maryland

The flag of Maryland was officially adopted in 1904.  The flag contains the heraldic banner of George Calvert, the 1st Baron Baltimore.  He is credited with being one of the founders of Maryland along with his son Cecil Calvert who used the family’s coat of arms in the flag.  At first only the gold and yellow was associated with the flag but during the civil war, the red and white cross-land coat of arms gained popularity especially by those in Maryland that supported the Confederacy but remained in the Union.

Maryland

The nickname for Maryland is The Old Line State. According to some historians, General George Washington bestowed the name “Old Line State” and thereby associated Maryland with its regular line troops (the Maryland Line) who served courageously in many Revolutionary War battles.

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