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Historic Horse Trails illustrate Maryland's equine past

Historic Horse Trails illustrate Maryland's equine past

For longer than the U.S. has been a nation, Marylanders have been horse people. George Washington raced thoroughbred horses in Annapolis in the 1750s, 100 years after the animals were first introduced to the area. A statue of Casimir Pulaski, a Polish soldier who assisted in the founding of the American cavalry during the Revolutionary War, stands in Patterson Park. The Preakness Stakes has been run since 1875. In the 1900s, lifeguards patrolled the shores of Ocean City on horseback, looking for shipwrecks and lost swimmers. To highlight the state's equine history, the Department of Agriculture's Horse Industry Board and the Maryland Historical Society have created a free...

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