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  • Aberdeen Proving Ground, Harford's economic lifeblood

    Aberdeen Proving Ground, Harford's economic lifeblood

    Aberdeen Proving Ground has been part of the lifeblood of Harford County for just about a century. The early years of Aberdeen Proving Ground began with the acquisition of land to establish the facility in 1917. The early map of the Army post hangs on the wall of the Aberdeen Room Museum. The map...

  • The railroads helped Harford County grow, prosper

    The railroads helped Harford County grow, prosper

    Gone but fondly remembered is the Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad, affectionately called the Ma & Pa, which once ran through the heart of Harford County from Whiteford in the northeast through Fallston in the west. The Ma & Pa was a latecomer to the railroad building age of the early and middle...

  • From Washington to Obama, many presidents have visited Harford

    From Washington to Obama, many presidents have visited Harford

    No United States president was born in, lived in, died in or is buried in Harford County, but many of them, from George Washington to Barack Obama, crisscrossed our county during their lifetimes, either before, during or after their presidencies. According to research by Historical Society of Harford...

  • Harford County's most famous, the infamous John Wilkes Booth

    Harford County's most famous, the infamous John Wilkes Booth

    Last year was the 150th anniversary of one of the most significant events in history, with its roots deep in Harford County. On April 14, 1865 — just days after the conclusion of major hostilities in the Civil War — President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C.,...

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Harford sheriff backs proposed legislation to allow guns in churches

People attending services in a house of worship in Maryland will have the option to carry a firearm for self defense, should bills sponsored by two Harford County legislators pass in Annapolis next year. The legislation, which was announced Tuesday during a press conference at the Harford County...

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