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Annapolis and the Naval Academy from the State House dome.
Annapolis, home of the Naval Academy

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Maryland Day
March 25, 1634

Catholics escaping religious persecution in England saw Maryland as a safe haven. The colony even passed an act ensuring religious liberty and justice to those who believed in Jesus Christ in 1649. Besides the busy port of Baltimore, another important city in Maryland is Annapolis, established as the capital in 1694 and home to the U.S. Naval Academy, founded in 1845. You can see the grounds and surrounding city in this photo. When do you think Maryland became a state, and what famous song was written here?
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