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This Rare Footage In The 1940s Shows Maryland Like You’ve Never Seen Before

Maryland has come a long way in terms of development. However, there are several spots throughout the state that remain similar to how they used to look long ago. Thanks to historic programs, certain buildings are preserved and restored so we can enjoy their nostalgic qualities today. Chestertown, Maryland is one of those places.

The following video shows Chestertown during the 1940s. You can spot classic cars, residents wearing mid-century garb, and charming storefronts that have long gone out of business. But you will also recognize a few buildings that still remain standing today. Although this historic town has changed, it remains the same in many ways. Take a look.

Chestertown, MD Downtown in the 1940s by Steve Payne on Youtube

Did you grow up in Maryland in the 1940s? What are some memories you have, or stories you were told by your parents or grandparents? Feel free to share in the comments.

Jamie Alvarenga
Jamie Alvarenga is a freelance writer and editor living in Maryland. She's a habitual coffee drinker and photo blinker.