By Fran Lane

Maryland has a rich, cultural history loaded with fun facts. Check out some of them:

The first dental school in the United States opened at the University of Maryland.

Babe Ruth, the Sultan of Swat, was born in Baltimore and attended Saint Mary’s Industrial School.

Located in the Chesapeake Bay, Smith Island is Maryland’s only inhabited off-shore island.

The Concord Point Lighthouse in Havre de Grace is the oldest continuously operated lighthouse in the State of Maryland.

Annapolis was known as the Athens of America during the seventeenth century and once served as the capital of the United States.

The Bollman Truss Railroad Bridge in Savage is made of both cast iron and wrought iron. It is the only open railroad bridge of its type anywhere in the world.

New Market is known as Maryland’s antique capital.

The tallest building in Baltimore is the Legg Mason Building which has 40 floors.


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