Thanks for checking back into my virtual tour. When the weather warms, I ride more and I do not sit down at my desk as much. This busy metro stretch of Washington and Baltimore was overwhelming.
These were the Native American in this part of Maryland and Pennsylvania. They were an Iroquoian speaking people.
As I get to the border I reach the Mason Dixon Line. This was surveyed 1763-1767 by Mr. Mason and Mr. Dixon in response to a border dispute between Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware. Later it was used as an informal North and South line in the 1800s.
As I turn east to head to Lancaster I see a sign for US 30. I used to live off of US 30 in Valparaiso, IN. My research of the area reminded me that the Lincoln Highway went through this town. This was on of the first coast to coast highways established during the early years of the motor car.
The Susquehanna is 444 miles long and has two branches that feed this stretch and it empties into the Chesapeake Bay. It is longer than any other rive along the East Coast. Geologists consider this to one of the oldest existing rivers in the world.
Lancaster is one of the oldest inland cities in the country. It is located in the flat lands before the Appalachian Mountains. It is the center of the Dutch area. During the Revolutionary War it was the capital for a day. From 1799-1812 it was the capital of the state. There is a rich history here.
I love my riding days and look to find interesting and informative items to share.
Pacific Coast Highway