Dave and I took an early anniversary trip to California-well, California, Maryland. There is a lot of interesting history around that southern part of Maryland.
Our first stop was Dr. Mudd's House. He was the kind doctor who assisted Abraham Lincoln's assassin, John Wilkes Booth.
Booth broke his leg in his escape on horseback from Washington after shooting Lincoln in the Ford Theater. Dr. Mudd didn't even know Lincoln had been shot until the next day but was still sentenced to life in prison. He was released 4 years later for helping in a yellow fever epidemic.
St. Mary City was the first capital of Maryland. I thought the history of it was very interesting. It was mapped by Captain John Smith in 1608 and settled in 1638 by 140 people who came from England in two sailing vessels, the Ark and Dove.
The recreated Dove.
It's surrounded by water, and is a nice peaceful little area.
The capital was moved soon after to Annapolis, so now St. Mary's is just a historical landmark.
Their State House
Public shaming in the stocks for misdeeds...:)
Inside a recreated Native American dwelling.
Absolutely no air-conditioning in those days, anywhere! But, very beautiful. :)