As always my facts come from 50states.com.
And we're off....
The United States Naval Academy was founded on October 10, 1845 at Annapolis.
The Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is considered a masterpiece and one of the finest 19th century buildings in the world. The basilica is the first cathedral in the United States. Baltimore represents the first Roman Catholic diocese.
America's national anthem was written by Francis Scott Key a Maryland lawyer. It is believed Key wrote the anthem on September 14, 1814 while watching the bombardment of Fort McHenry in Baltimore Harbor.
The town of Garrett Park declared the first nuclear free zone in the United States in 1982, thus affirming a tradition of peacefulness that began back in 1898 when it became illegal to harm any tree or songbird within the town limits.
Maryland has forty-seven operational State parks, including 7 parks with waterfront areas, covering 90,239 acres; 15 State-owned lakes and ponds open to public fishing; 9 State forests and portions of 15 State parks open to public hunting; 36 wildlife management areas, covering 88,348 acres, open to public hunting; 6 natural environment areas containing 7,676 acres.
The original inhabitants of Maryland are:
The Lenape tribe
The Nanticoke tribe (including the Piscataway and Conoy)
The Powhatan tribe (including the Accohannock)
The Ohio Valley Tribes (including Shawnee)
The Susquehannock tribe
The Tutelo and Saponi tribes
I found an interesting series of videos on Youtube on the Lenape tribe of Maryland. I've added the one on medicine but I encourage you to have a look at all the videos in the series.
Sending light love and protection to the great state of Maryland!
Namaste & Blessed Be!