Thursday, March 24, 2011

Maryland Day, March 25

Happy Maryland Day.
There was a campaign recently to try to change the lyrics of the official state song because it is anti-Lincoln and pro-Confederacy.
Regardless of one's views, we should resist the urge to engage in such revisionism.
The song is what it is. And I think there is something to be admired in its rebellious lyrics, even if the cause was not so great.

Monday, March 21, 2011

The "witch's grave" in Truxtun Park, Annapolis, MD

According to a local legend a witch once lived in what is now Truxtun Park in Annapolis and/or was hanged in the area.
The legend also says she she is buried there.
This, of course, is widely believed to be untrue. The grave likely belongs to a Methodist, which might make the story close enough.

There does appear to be a small graveyard just on the outskirts of Truxtun Park where one crypt appears to have survived. I had to do a little searching around to find it as all the sources on the internet only give vague directions.  In case you want to visit it, here is the location on GPS is 38 57 44.03 n, 76 30 07.50 W.

Here are some pictures I took of the alleged witch's grave:

I did not do any digging on site to investigate further because I didn't have a shovel. Also, digging without permission would be illegal.