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Town of Upper Marlboro Invites Public to Re-Create Historic 1922 Crain Highway Monument Photo on Saturday, October 1, 2022

You’re Invited! Crain Monument Centennial Celebration on Saturday, October 1, 2022 | 11:00 a.m. “We are excited and proud to bring people together to re-create the photo that was taken 100 years ago,” said Upper Marlboro Town Clerk John Hoatson, who is organizing the Oct. 1 festivities. “We hope everyone who attends will feel a tremendous sense of pride in the role that Upper Marlboro played as a catalyst for transportation and trade in the Southern Maryland region of our state. This will be a truly monumental event!” The 1922 celebration and parade would forever change the Town of Upper Marlboro and its future. The Merchants and Manufacturers Association of Baltimore had decided that Southern Maryland was an important location for bringing produce and other agricultural items into Baltimore. The association and political figures in Southern Maryland created a route which would connect Baltimore to Southern Maryland counties. The original program from the Sept. 1922 ceremony tells of the events leading up to that celebration. A train brought members of the association, the Mayor of Baltimore, and hundreds of Baltimoreans onto Upper Marlboro’s Main Street for the celebration. Leading figures in the day’s ceremony were Albert C. Ritchie, then-governor of […]

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