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A Precursor to Naval Aviation in St. Mary's County

Imagine driving a truck from St. Mary.s County to Calvert County across a solid ice pack. Imagine a rural life where batteries supplied limited electricity for lighting. Imagine party line phones operated from a citizen’s living room. Imagine feeding the cows and chickens before going to school. Imagine going to schools in a small building heated by a wood stove. Imagine an operating still secreted in the woods. Imagine regular illicit liquor delivery to Washington D.C. from St. Mary’s County.… Continue

Added by Patuxent River Naval Air Museum on September 27, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

First in a Lectures Series Sets the Stage for a Living Historuy

“Life Before NAS Pax” will be the subject when the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum Foundation kicks off its quarterly speaker series on Sunday, Sept. 26, 4-5 p.m. at the museum.
The Patuxent River Naval Air Station is the leading economic engine of Southern Maryland, with more than 20,000 military and civilian employees. Its impact on the area’s growth has been incalculable.
There was a time, however, before the air station even existed, when Southern Maryland was a…

Added by Patuxent River Naval Air Museum on September 24, 2010 at 6:51pm — No Comments

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