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Small though it is Maryland has such a dazzling variety of natural and man-made features - remote mountains crowded urban areas fertile farmlands scenic shorelines modern industrial centers old tobacco plantations - that the state has been called an America in miniature It seems fitting then that Americas national anthem The Star-Spangled Banner was written in Maryland and that its capital Washington DC was built on land donated by the state THE BOUNTIFUL CHESAPEAKE BAY The most striking of Marylands natural features - and a great national treasure in itself - is the Chesapeake Bay This 200-mile-long estuary which bisects the state has so many arms inlets and islands that its total shoreline is greater than the distance from Maryland to California It is also a mammoth nursery and feeding ground for wildlife so replete with birds fish shellfish and other creatures that Baltimore writer H L Mencken once facetiously dubbed it a protein factory A giant peninsula called the Delmarva Peninsula because it is shared by Delaware Maryland and Virginia separates the Chesapeake Bay from the Atlantic Ocean While throngs of vacationers are drawn to beaches in and around Ocean City on the Atlantic the rest of Marylands share of the peninsula called the Eastern Shore manages to preserve the flavor of its agricultural and maritime past On the Bay side major highways pass through expansive fields of wheat corn and soybeans and smaller country roads wind through old villages whose names - Oxford Cambridge St Michaels - reflect the areas British heritage The countrysides gracious brick mansions and venerable churches some more than 200 years old cannot however match the age of a local tree the magnificent Wye Oak which has been casting its ample shade for some four centuries When the Wye Oak was a mere century old a visiting Dutchman remarked on a great storm coming through the trees a thunderous sound made by the flapping
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