Monthly Archives: May 2012

Discover History this Weekend at Elk Landing

One hundred and ninety nine years ago musket and cannon fire erupted from Fort Hollingsworth at the confluence of the Big and Little Elk Creeks. That skirmish between members of the Cecil Militia and British Marines and sailors kept Elkton … Continue reading

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A Breast Work was Thrown Up

When the archaeologists converge on Historic Elk Landing on May 25th looking for Fort Hollingsworth, how do they know what they are looking for?  How do they know how big the fort was, who manned it, how many guns it … Continue reading

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Fort Hollingsworth Found?

A team of researchers and archaeologists may have located Fort Hollingsworth, the earthwork structure that successfully defended Elkton from the British torch during the War of 1812. In mid March, the team, using ground penetrating radar (GPR), swept across the … Continue reading

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