Monthly Archives: June 2011

Our Day

Back on May 3, just after the killing of Osama Ben Laden, CNN’s Anderson Cooper interviewed New York Times columnist and three time Pulitzer Prize winner, Thomas Friedman. While the gist of the interview was about the impact Ben Laden’s … Continue reading

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A Slave Woman Saves Elkton

 “…they took one of the female slaves, with them, and tried to bribe her to act as their guide. She took them to Cedar Point opposite Fort Hollingsworth, then in command of Captain Henry Bennett, who opened fire upon them … Continue reading

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The Chesapeake Conservancy is a non-profit agency that “enthusiastically embraces the challenge to conserve and promote the region’s heritage, culture and landscapes.”  That region includes the Little Elk Creek along which Historic Elk Landing resides.  The conservancy is also promoting … Continue reading

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War of 1812 Web Page Unveiled

 Last week we told you about one of the participants in the War of 1812 at Historic Elk Landing.  How Lt George Westphal advanced from a ship’s mate in the British Navy to the position of Rear Admiral and eventually … Continue reading

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Admiral Sir George Augustus Westphal

On April 29th, 1813, the sound of musket, rifle, and canon fire interrupted the otherwise tranquil Little Elk Creek, just below Elkton.  The British were attempting to traverse the creek in an effort to burn Elkton as they had done … Continue reading

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