Maryland is known for the beautiful Inner Harbor, the National Aquarium, and its Seafood.The “Old Line State” adopted the Chesapeake Bay Retriever as the state dog in 1968. Maryland was founded and admitted to the Union on April 25, 1788 and became the 7th U.S. state. It was during an attack in the War of 1812 on Fort Mchenry that our national anthem, The Star Spangled Banner was written. It was also in this state that the first chartered railroad was built called the “Baltimore and Ohio (B&O)Railroad” in 1830. The State Motto, “Manly Deeds, Womanly Words” was adopted from Maryland’s founder, George Calvert. Maryland is an economic powerhouse, with strong agricultural, manufacturing, and commercial fishing industries. It is also home to one of the finest Medical Research facilities in the world, Johns Hopkins University.While the state has never produced a U.S. President, there is definitely a number of famous and influential people that came from Maryland, Frederick Douglass, Johns Hopkins, and Babe Ruth are some of them.
The most well known animal here is the Baltimore Oriole, and even has a Pro Baseball team named after it. However, the most interesting wildlife in the state has to be the wild horses of Assateague Island. Each year some of these wild horses are rounded up and waded across a small bay to Chincoteague, VA. This is done to protect the island from an over-population of horses. The Terrapin Turtle is the state reptile and mascot for the University of Maryland. It is also home to Pimlico Race Course which is the second leg in the heralded U.S. Triple Crown of Horse Racing, The Preakness Stakes.
Although Maryland is one of the smallest states in size, it is the 19th most populous state with over 5.8 million people residing there. Home of the World Champion Baltimore Ravens and the Maryland “Terps”, there is a strong sports culture here. If traveling to Maryland, there are plenty of things to do and see. There are 40 State Parks and 3 National Historic Parks in Maryland. Or you could just head to the Inner Harbor and shop until you drop!
Greenfield Puppies was founded in 2000 and has been helping people find their ideal puppy ever since. We are a team of family oriented people who are driven to help people find a loving companion for the family. Take a look at our available breeds below and contact us with any additional questions!