12 Things People From Maryland Always Have To Explain To Out Of Towners
There are certain things that Marylanders understand, but those same things can be quite confusing to an out-of-towner. We’re here to set the record straight when it comes to stereotypes about Maryland. You might want to show this handly list to your out-of-town friends so they understand just what we’re all about here in the Old Line State.
From our near-obsession with seafood to our sports preferences, here are 12 Maryland traits that often require some explaining:
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With breathtaking natural scenery, endless attractions, an extensive history, and friendly people, there’s much to love about living in Maryland. The state also happens to be an interesting place to learn about. One fascinating fact is that the United States Naval Academy was founded in 1845 in Annapolis. Maryland also lays claim to the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, which established its first railroad station in the city of Baltimore.
What are Marylands known for?
There are several stereotypes about Maryland, and at the top of that list is an undying love for seafood. Even if a Marylander may not enjoy the taste of seafood or perhaps has an allergy, chances are they’re still a champion of the seafood industry. It should come as no surprise that the state of Maryland produces the most blue crab in the United States. In addition to seafood, the state is also known as a producer of clays, natural gas, and limestone.
What is the most popular Maryland stereotype?
As mentioned above, seafood is a way of life here in Maryland. Because of that, out-of-towners often assume that just about everyone is a fisherman. The 2016 Fiscal Report indicates that 302,781 unique angler licenses were issued in 2016. While this is certainly an impressive number, it’s only a portion of the state’s 6 million residents. That being said, you might argue that every Marylander has an undying appreciation for the fishing industry.
Jamie Alvarenga is a writer, editor, and social media manager for Only In Your State.
She spends her time chasing around a curious toddler and going on coffee-fueled adventures throughout Maryland. Contact: [email protected]
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