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October 24th 1855 in Prince George’s County: Vaguely Familiar

October 24th 1855 in Prince George's County: Vaguely Familiar Gleanings from the Upper Marlborough Newspaper, The Planters' Advocate              Prince George's County was a divided land in the autumn of 1855. The long rows in tobacco fields vied with grains and fruits which in turn were in laced with pastures [...]

“The Bridge of Life” built by Dionicio Rodriguez at the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Suitland, Maryland

    "The Bridge of Life" built by Dionicio Rodriguez at the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Suitland,  Prince George's County, Maryland, in 1936-38. Larry D. Moore CC BY-SA 3.0   Hispanic Heritage Month The Work of Dionicio Rodriguez, A Nationally Known Mexican-American Artist, in Prince George’s County Cedar Hill Cemetery, 4111 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suitland, Maryland, [...]

University of Maryland’s Inauguration Event October 1859

Transcribed from the Planters' Advocate of Upper Marlborough, Maryland, October 12th, 1859 Maryland State Archives http://speccol.mdarchives.state.md.us/pages/newspaper/diginumber.aspx?speccol=3415&id=42   Maryland Agricultural College. Maryland Agricultural College.  Maryland Agricultural College There was a large attendance on Wednesday last to witness the inauguration of the Maryland Agricultural College, the new buildings for which are situated near the line of the Washington and [...]

At the Univ. of Maryland: How Art Keeps Hope Alive: Frida Kahlo and Franz Kafka

The Prince George's County Historical Society will partner with the University of Maryland's Campus Club to celebrate Hispanic Heritage in a way that may surprise you. Both Frida Kahlo and Franz Kafka lived with physical and emotional pain.  Evelyn Torton Beck, PhD has studied the similarities between Kahlo and Kafka with special attention to how they [...]

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