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Gude, Gilbert. Small Town Destiny: The Story of 5 Small Towns along the Potomac Valley. Mt. Airy, MD: Lomond Publications, 1989.
Hattery, Thomas H., ed. Western Maryland : A Profile. Foreword by Charles McC. Mathias Jr. Mt. Airy, MD: Lomond Books, 1980.
Annotation / Notes: This work describes the Counties which make up Maryland's Sixth Congressional District. The chapters are written by individuals involved in current affairs. The focus is on politics, government, and the economic nature of the counties. There is a great deal of statistical information. Chapter VIII includes brief essays on the future of Western Maryland by notable Maryland Officials, such as Governor Hughes, the heads of various state agencies, and people of note in the counties.
Henderson, Lenneal J. "Baltimore: Managing the Civics of a 'Turnaround' Community." National Civic Review 82 (Fall 1993): 329-39.
Henderson, Lenneal J. "History of the Howard County Seal." Howard County Historical Society, Inc. Newsletter 30 (September 1987): 2.
Hunter, Leslie Gene. "Greenbelt, Maryland: a City on a Hill." Maryland Historical Magazine 63 (1968): 105-136.
Annotation / Notes: Greenbelt, a Depression era, Federally planned community, is a midpoint in community planning, located between the nineteenth century garden city movement and the new towns of the twentieth century. The author, however, does not see Greenbelt as a success.
Kelley, Owen. How Glen Echo Park Joined the National Park Service. Greenbelt, MD: Owen Kelley, 1999.
McConnell, Roland C. The History of Morgan Park: A Baltimore Neighborhood, 1917-1999. Baltimore: Morgan Park Improvement Association, 2000.
Marks, Bayly Ellen. "The Tax Assessor's Portrait of a County." History Trails 30 (Autumn-Winter 1995-1996): 1-5.
Annotation / Notes: A study of Baltimore County structures in eight of the County's twelve hundreds, using information gleaned from the 1798 tax assessment. The assessment provides an inventory of structures with exact measurements. Through this early government document it is possible to deduce how people lived.
Martin, Percy E. "Sam Arnold and Hookstown." History Trails 16 (Summer 1982): 13-16.
Annotation / Notes: One of the co-conspirators in the Lincoln assassination.
Milne, Kristin. "Steps in Time: Walking Frederick's Historic Court Square." Frederick Magazine (April 1990): 22-9.
Nast, Leonara Heilig, Laurence N. Krause, and R. C. Monk, eds. Baltimore. A Living Renaissance. Baltimore: Historic Baltimore Society, Inc., 1982.
Annotation / Notes: An eclectic mix of over eighty essays, authored by a broad spectrum of individuals, on topics that illustrate the renaissance that Baltimore experienced during the 1960s and 1970s. Organized under such broad topics as "Baltimore Builds","Social Perspective","The Arts", and "What Makes Baltimore Baltimore" the broad range of subjects covered include Baltimore night life, public housing, television and radio, football, aging services, and influential political and community figures. Includes a brief chronology of the City's redevelopment, 1937-1981.
Nichols, Joseph H. Patriots and Pioneers of Howard County, Maryland: The Courthouse and the Jail. Columbia, MD: Howard County Genealogical Society, 1998.
Papenfuse, Edward C. "What's in a Name? Why Should We Remember?" News and Notes from the Prince George's County Historical Society 24 (June/July 1996): 1-5.
Papenfuse, Edward C. Doing Good to Posterity-The Move of the Capital of Maryland from St. Mary's City to Ann Arundell Towne, now called Annapolis. Crownsville, MD: Maryland Historical Trust Press, 1995.
Power, Garrett. "High Society: The Building Height Limitation on Baltimore's Mt. Vernon Place." Maryland Historical Magazine 79 (Fall 1984): 197-219.
Annotation / Notes: In 1904 Maryland's first zoning law was passed. It disallowed the construction of any non-church building over 70 feet in height within one block of Baltimore's Washington Monument. This act, which was actually a move of selfish interest of the part of developers who were then marketing the Mount Vernon area to Baltimore's aristocracy, ended up being a major reason why twentieth centuries developers were thwarted and the area preserved in its nineteenth century landscape.
Reps, John. Tidewater Towns: City Planning in Colonial Virginia and Maryland. Williamsburg, VA: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1972.
Annotation / Notes: Early towns did not generally spring out of nowhere. Town planning was common and an important part of Chesapeake Maryland's colonial history. The government played an active role in the founding and formation of towns. Annapolis and the District of Columbia were unique in that their plans did not resemble those common amongst other English colonies.
Riley, Elihu S. "The Ancient City." History of Annapolis, in Maryland. 1649-1887. 1887; reprint, Annapolis: Anne Arundel County Bicentennial Commission, 1976.
Annotation / Notes: A reprint of an 1887 work. It is largely arranged by date, presenting important events which occurred in the city during the years. Interspersed amongst these dates are occasional chapters written on a theme, covering a span of years, such as theater, the state house, and "Illustrious Anapolitans." It is very well indexed and includes an abridgement of Father Andrew White's Journal.
Risjord, Norman K. Builders of Annapolis: Enterprise and Politics in a Colonial Capital. Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1998.
Annotation / Notes: A history of colonial Annpolis presented through the lives of eleven prominent citizens. Represented are a printer, a governor, a doctor, and a cabinetmaker. Included are such well known Maryland surnames as Carroll, Paca, Dulany, Chase, and Shaw.
Smart, Jeffery K. "Burning Bridges: The Events Leading Up to the Military Occupation of Harford County in 1861." Harford Historical Bulletin 72 (Spring 1997): 9-56.
Stout, Harriet M. "Chesapeake Beach: The Act to Incorporate the Town." Calvert Historian 8 (Spring 1993): 38-47.
Sutton, Stanley B. Beyond the Roadgate: Kent County, 1900-1980. Privately published, 1983.
Annotation / Notes: This history of twentieth century Kent was compiled by a former Agricultural Extension Officer. Naturally enough, a great deal of emphasis is placed on the agricultural and rural heritage of the County. Pivotal 1980 leaders of the county supply commentary on their areas of expertise.
Sword, Gerald J. "Acquisition of the Point Lookout Lighthouse Site by the United States Government from Jenifer Taylor." Chronicles of St. Mary's 26 (January 1978): 340-46.