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George Calvert - Baron of Baltimore

Why Is It Named Maryland?

What’s the origin of Maryland’s name? And, what was the early pyramid scheme used to attract residents to the new colony? The answers may surprise you.

Historic Train station in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Why Is It Named Gaithersburg?

For this edition of “Why Is It Named…?” we will head out to the Maryland suburbs of Gaithersburg. Do you know the town’s origin? We certainly didn’t, until a little sleuthing (and Wikipedia-ing) uncovered the story. The town currently known

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